Author: Jon Dunn
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Summary: This was a beautifully written blend of travel and nature writing with a little bit of science and history.
I don’t read much travel or nature writing, but I have started to really enjoy reading about birds and a great review from Rebecca at Bookish Beck sold me on this one. Plus the cover is truly lovely! This is the story of the author’s travels through much of North and South America to see an incredible variety of hummingbirds. He sees hummingbirds everywhere from Alaska to the tropics. Some are common, while others exist in precariously tiny ranges – perhaps only the slopes of a single mountain. The author gives a history of primarily European study of these tiny birds, as well as info on their role in South American myths and descriptions of current conservation efforts. Read more »