In Search of Birds and Wild Places: A Naturalist's Journey into Parts Unknown

In Search of Birds and Wild Places: A Naturalist's Journey into Parts Unknown

by Tim Gallagher
     
 

Tim Gallagher’s role as co-rediscoverer of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, a bird long thought to be extinct, in a swamp in Arkansas in 2004 received tremendous media attention. In Search of Birds and Wild Places, a collection of his short writings before that momentous event, shows the breadth and variety of Gallagher’s spirit of adventure and passion for

Overview

Tim Gallagher’s role as co-rediscoverer of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, a bird long thought to be extinct, in a swamp in Arkansas in 2004 received tremendous media attention. In Search of Birds and Wild Places, a collection of his short writings before that momentous event, shows the breadth and variety of Gallagher’s spirit of adventure and passion for birds. With a particular focus on raptors and the Arctic, this book of “adventure birding” recounts the author’s daring as he gives the reader an extraordinary lookat the world of birds few have the opportunity to witness.
Join Gallagher as he dangles on ropes at Gyrfalcon nest cliffs in northern Greenland and Iceland, traps migrating Arctic Peregrine Falcons on barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico, journeys in an open boat for hundreds of miles up the west coast of Greenland to survey bird colonies, and learns about the continuing efforts to save the endangered California Condor. With a stunning full-color insert of Gallagher’s finest photographs, In Search of Birds & Wild Places is an extraordinary look into an unexplored world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599210063
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Gallagher is editor in chief of Living Bird magazine (circ. 35,000), flagship publication of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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