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A World on the Wing

The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds

By Scott Weidensaul

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.


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About Scott Weidensaul

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