You may have read some of my other book reviews, but it you have not, I should tell you that that I enjoy reading books about birds (or nature), adventure stories and memoirs of actual people.
I live in Colorado and this book, The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock, takes place in Southern Colorado at Chimney Rock. It focuses on the Peregrine Falcon and I love to learn about each bird species through stories rather than just looking at a list of characteristics which is how most bird identification books are written.
Wings for My Flight was honored by winning the Christopher Award which chooses writers of books, motion pictures and television that "affirm the highest values of the human spirit". This book is a partial autobiography by Marcy Cotrell Houle. I heartily recommend it. Wings for My Flight is part adventure, part falcon history and part ecophilosophy.
Peregrine falcons are on the endangered species list of birds. They are raptors who nest on cliffs. The book begins when Marcy, a recent college graduate in wildlife biology, goes to live in Southern Colorado and work observing Peregrines there. It covers the inner workings of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. It has some tense political situations when local people want to develop the Chimney Rock area for economic gain, which will endanger the Peregrines during nesting season (which impacts their future survival).
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Comment Here - Have You Ever Seen a Peregrine Falcon?
OK I'll give you that.
No, but we have eagles and owls and ospreys living in our neighbourhood. It's important to protect the places where these birds nest.