The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of Prey
Even people with little interest in birds will stop in their tracks at the sight of a hawk soaring overhead or a falcon perched on a window ledge. Birds of prey have an aura that few other creatures have. In the acclaimed Hawks in Flight, Pete Dunne showed what birds of prey look like. In The Wind Masters, he shows what it is like to be a bird of prey. He takes us inside the lives and minds of all thirty-four species of diurnal raptors found in North America -- hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures, the osprey, and the harrier -- and shows us how each bird sees the world, hunts its prey, finds and courts its mate, rears its young, grows up, grows old, and dies.
Vividly written, and beautifully illustrated by David Sibley, The Wind Masters is a brilliant work of narrative natural history in the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's The Wind Birds and Barry Lopez's Of Wolves and Men.
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Review: The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of PreyUser Review - Michael Loder - Goodreads
I thoroughly enjoyed Dunne exploration of the wide range of raptors that nest north of the Rio Grande. I learned something new about each species. Dunne uses capsule biographies to cover matters such ... Read full review
Review: The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of PreyUser Review - Gian Fabbri - Goodreads
A surprisingly poetic, moving, instructive, and, yes, bittersweet collection of short stories capturing moments in the life-cycle, and seasons of North America's raptors, "The Wind Masters" is one of ... Read full review
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