Bird's-Eye View

  • Pages:144
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Wild
  • Themes:bird conservation, ornithology, endangered species, habitat loss, young birders
  • Available:05/12/2020
  • Lexile:1110L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:X

Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles.

We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today, almost 200 bird species are critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, pesticides, plastics in the environment, human-made structures and other animals. Bird’s-Eye View looks at why wild birds are important, why they need help and what young people all over the world are doing and can do to give wild birds a boost.

“An excellent compilation of everything birds! Bird’s-Eye View is a jam-packed educational resource for the classroom and at home. It captures the beauty and wonder of birds, balancing natural history with science and conservation. The personal accounts from the author, Tweets from the Flyway, and profiles of Young Birders ignite curiosity and inspire action for birds in our own backyards and communities.”
“Scientists recently announced that North America lost a shocking 3 billion birds in recent decades. Eriksson's timely book is a passionate and beautifully illustrated appeal to bird lovers of all ages.”
“Anyone, young or old, who wants to learn more about the birds that live in their neighborhood or on the other side of the planet will love this book. The latest science on breeding biology, behavior, feeding habits, conservation concerns and much more is arrayed in an attractive, easy-to-follow layout with eye-popping photos and text boxes containing facts that will surprise even the most experienced bird nerd. Ann Eriksson has put together a book that teachers and kids will return to again and again to discover the wonders of birds and what we can all do to help them thrive.”
“This is a particularly timely title. An accessible and appealing invitation to connect with the world of birds.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Not only will readers understand the connection between birds and dinosaurs, but also the problems threatening their survival and wellbeing...Colorful photographs throughout make this book appealing to the eye.”
– School Library Connection
“It’s an uplifting and informative read with an extensive resource to aid newly hatched birders.”
– Booklist
“This engaging book is well organized and easy to navigate...For a library that has a need for environmental activism for upper elementary, middle, or possibly high school, this would be a strong addition.”
– School Library Journal
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2020  |  Commended
Forest of Reading Light Reads, Great Stories - Intermediate Level Choices   | 2021  |  Commended
Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Information Book Award   | 2021  |  Short-listed