Following Bird Migrations: Kenn Kaufman

Wed. March 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Author, artist, naturalist, and conservationist Kenn Kaufman (A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration) provides a keynote presentation on his lifelong work as a birder—since age six, Kaufman has observed, followed, and documented birds around the globe. His latest book explores the world of spring migration and how birds’ migratory paths and schedules have been affected by changes brought about by climate and human development. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Seamlessly weaving together natural history with personal narrative, Kaufman reveals how an appreciation of birds not only helps build community and conserve land, but also can make life a great deal richer for each of us. The more he uncovers the fascinating lives and migratory feats of birds, the more wonder and magic he lays bare; by the end, his sense of awe has become our own. A Season on the Wind will transform the way we see birds and the season of spring!” —Melissa Groo, wildlife photographer and conservationist

“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