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Tanagers are one big, beautiful family of birds. Except when they’re not?

The Tanagers of South America are such a sprawling, magnificent collection of birds it’s hard to decide which of this rainbow of birds is your favorite. Come along as we try to decide in the midst of a head-spinning gallery of species. Read More

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Can We Save Our Vanishing Birds?

“In this five-star journey into our birding history, present and future, the authors make clear that ultimately, it’s up to us — you and me — to care and to act.” Full review in the Star Tribune

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Why Flying Lessons

This website is about what we can learn from the birds around us. Some of the lessons are obvious, such as the way birds can be a barometer of environmental changes. Others are more subtle, like the way you, as an observer, have to adapt to navigate the world in which birds operate. We ourselves still have plenty to learn about birding, a late-in-life pursuit that has captivated us in retirement.

But we decided to start writing about the lessons and teachings as we’re finding our way, in hopes that our storytelling and photography – including our upcoming book for Simon & Schuster titled “A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save our Vanishing Birds” – will help to celebrate a captivating element of nature.