Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-Tailed Shearwater
A short-tailed shearwater flies from the edge of the Southern Ocean to the rim of the Arctic Circle - and back - every year. This remarkable 30,000 kilometre journey is driven by seabird law.
Instinct and community will guide her.
A wingspan the size of a child's outstretched arms will support her.
But first, she must catch the wind ...
Based on birds that live on Griffiths Island, near Port Fairy, Victoria, Windcatcher is a tale of migration, conservation and survival that begins with one small bird called Hope.
Written by award-winning children's author Diane Jackson Hill and illustrated by Craig Smith, one of Australia's most prolific and popular illustrators, Windcatcher explores the mysteries of seabird migration. For primary aged readers.
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WindcatcherUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
Windcatcher is the story of the migration of the short-tailed shearwater. In particular, the solo offspring of bird number 625. Her mother was tagged with a metal leg band so rangers could document ... Read full review