Join author and extreme birder Kenn Kaufman as he discusses his newest book, A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration, with Pete Myers, in a conversation timed to fit with the early stirrings of spring migration. A Season on the Wind offers a close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment. Kaufman and Myers have researched and watched bird migrations for years; hear what you can watch for now and through the Spring.
As part of the Virginia Festival of the Book’s ongoing Shelf Life virtual series, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register below to take part on Zoom or simply make plans to watch the livestream on Facebook.com/VaBookFest.
“The woods are alive with birds—but at a glance you might not notice them at all… Look: up in this maple, where pale green buds are just starting to unfold into leaves, a tiny bird is moving.”Kenn Kaufman, A Season on the Wind
“Kenn Kaufman knows his birds and their miraculous journeys—and he feels them deeply, too. An enlightening, thought-provoking, and poignant read.” —Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds
“In A Season on the Wind, Kenn Kaufman soars above his Ohio home place and artfully shares the world of birds and the miraculous feats of migration that persist amidst constant conservation struggles and hard-won successes. It’s a wondrous compendium of stories about birds and humans that compels us to be more in nature and work ever harder to protect it. The message within to love and conserve is as clear as a Swainson’s thrush’s flight call in a spring night sky. What A Season on the Wind does is so much more than inform, it inspires.” —J. Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place
Thanks to our community partners for this event: Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory, Environmental Sciences Department at UVA, Highlands Bird Club, Ivy Creek Foundation, Loudon Wildlife Conservancy, Northern Virginia Bird Club, Piedmont Virginia Bird Club, Roanoke Valley Bird Club, Rockbridge Bird Club, Virginia Society of Ornithology