"Treatment of the subject is excellent. Recommended for public and academic libraries."Library Journal
"Any birder, naturalist, or natural history enthusiast will treasure this informative and interesting book that will serve as both reference book and inspirational reading."Dan R. Kunkle, Wildlife Activist
"Well-organized. . . Among recent books on bird migration . . . this is one of the most accessible to readers with a basic background in science, birding, and ornithology."Choice
"During the past decade, studies have made significant progress thanks to both fieldwork and experimental research conducted by the nine Gathering of Angels contributors. . . . Throughout the book they share their experiences regarding the most fascinating aspects of bird migration in the most lucid chapters I have read in recent memory. . . . This book is first rate: broad in appeal, readable, well-illustrated, it. . . is approachable to general readers with biological or environmental background and will be valued by natural historians, researchers, and students of animal behavior, ecology, ornithology, and conservation. One comes away from this book with not only a much better understanding of avian migration research, but also a sense of hope."Trevor E. Pitcher, University of Toronto, American Scientist. May-June 2000.
"Essays, all highly readable, by scientists clearly humbled by the subjects of their studies. A must for all migration enthusiasts."Bird Conservation International, News and Notes
"A superb treatment, written by a stellar cast, regarding one of the planet's most celebrated natural spectaclesthe migration of birds. If you are passionate about birds, you need this book. If you are not passionate about them, Gatherings of Angels will make you so."Pete Dunne, Director, New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory
"Kenneth Able has assembled the world's most knowledgeable migration researchers to share their personal and professional experiences regarding some of the most fascinating aspects of bird migration. Ranging from hawks to shorebirds and warblers, and from arctic to tropics, the rich vignettes provide in-depth and enjoyable reading for birders and scientists alike."Paul Kerlinger, author of How Birds Migrate