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

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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 ...

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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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781599210063
  • Publisher: Lyons Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • 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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Table of Contents

Introduction

 

I. Parts Unknown

Iceland Journal

True North

Greenland Diary

Return to Uummannaq

The Peregrines of Padre Island

Briding at the Edge of the Arctic

 

II. Rare Raptors

Saving California's Peregrine Falcons

Mission Accomplished

Last Chance for the California Condor

Aloft Again

The Eagles Return

Desert Falcon

Home on the Range

Open-Country Hunter

Lost and Found

 

III. Birding and Ornithology

With the Sapsuchers in New Jersey

A Little Night Musiic

Shorbirds in Spring

Sleuth

Love Among the Rednecks

The Birds of Santa Catalina

Exploring Elk Island

A Back Bay Ramble

Can the Everglades Endure?

 

Index

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