Flyways

A Celebration Of Waterfowl And Wetlands

Book Description

Flying south in the fall and north in the spring, waterfowl have followed travel routes in the sky for centuries. These migrations are repeated year after year as ducks and geese pass from one region or climate to another for feeding or breeding. Wildlife biologists call these migration corridors flyways, and each flyway-Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific-is as varied as the birds that inhabit them. This book is a photographic and informative journey across North America, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the tundra to the tropics, following the ebb and flow of waterfowl and other wildlife as they travel along these ancestral routes known as flyways. Stunning photographs and inspired text provoke admiration and awe for the beauty and complexity of North America's waterfowl and the vanishing wetlands they call home.

About Kramer, Gary

Gary Kramer has been photographing and writing about waterfowl for more than 20 years. His photographs and articles appear regularly in leading outdoor magazines such as Ducks Unlimited, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, American Hunter, and in many other publications. He is a contributing photographer for Sports Afield and senior correspondent for the Bird Hunting Report. Kramer earned bachelor's and master's degrees in wildlife management from Humboldt State University. For 26 years, he was a waterfowl biologist and refuge manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, retiring in 1999 to pursue his writing and photo career full-time.