Bird migration remains perhaps the most singularly compelling natural phenomenon in the world – yet the science that informs these majestic journeys is still relatively in its infancy.
Pulitzer Prize-shortlisted writer and ornithologist Scott Weidensaul is at the forefront of this cutting-edge research, and A World on the Wing sees him track some of the most remarkable flights undertaken by birds around the world.
Scott Weidensaul is one of the most respected natural history writers in the US. Among the more than 30 books he’s written include Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is a contributing editor to Audubon Magazine, and a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest. Weidensaul is an active field researcher specializing in bird migration; he is co-director of Project Owlnet and directs Project SNOWstorm. He has been given numerous awards, including the Audubon Award for Environmental Writing, and was recently honoured as a prestigious elective member of the American Ornithologists’ Union.
Scott Weidensaul photo credit: Chris DeSorbo