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Birds of the Upper Mississippi River & Driftless Area: Stories from Big River Magazine

ISBN: 9780965395083
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Trim: 6 x 8.875 inches
Published: 6/1/2019

Read stories about how green herons make and use fishing lures; the charm of turkey buzzards; the return of bald eagles, peregrines and pelicans; and flocks of blackbirds that stretch for miles. Travel to remote wetlands with citizen scientists and fly with researchers counting thousands of waterfowl.

The birds of the Mississippi River and the Driftless Area provide an endless source of fascinating stories. Birds contains the best bird stories from two decades of Big River Magazine. Reading these stories is just half the fun, because they’ll make you want to get outside and join the action.

Contributors to the Big River bird anthology include paleontologists, doctors, naturalists, writers, and avian rehabilitation professionals, all of whom are bird lovers. All photos are supplied by Alan Stankevitz.