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Pitstop for Birds: Build it and they will come

Sadie Walter’s concept is simple and compelling. She thinks that the nation’s nearly endless supply of rest stops and now electric charging stations may be the perfect raw material for a network of bird sanctuaries. “We’ve lost so many birds to habitat loss,’’ she says. “If we can create habitat this way, they will come.’’ 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.