Books

VULTURE: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird (University Press of New England, March 2017)

VULTURE chronicles the life and times of one the world’s most under-appreciated and overlooked birds: the turkey vulture. Part ecological memoir, part travel narrative, part scientific exploration, and part love story, this book examines the roles turkey vultures–and all vultures–play in healthy ecosystems. Fallon travels to India, Arizona, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and her own backyard in her quest to study, care for, and observe this often unloved though vitally important (and uniquely beautiful!) bird. More… 

 

CERULEAN BLUES: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011) **FINALIST for the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment** CB cover 

Cerulean Blues describes the plight of the cerulean warbler, a tiny migratory songbird, and its struggle to survive in ever-shrinking bands of suitable habitat. This elusive creature, a favorite among bird watchers and the fastest-declining warbler species in the United States, has lost 3% of its total population each year since 1966. This precipitous decline means that today there are 80% fewer ceruleans than 40 years ago, and their numbers continue to drop due to threats including deforestation, global warming, and an ecologically devastating practice—mountaintop removal coal mining—that affects not only the cerulean warbler but all residents of the Appalachian mountains, including humans. More… 

Screen Shot 2017-07-29 at 8.38.59 PMLook, See the Bird! (Hatherleigh Press, July 2017)

Look, See the Bird! is a hand-drawn, beautifully illustrated children’s book which seeks to not only promote curiosity in children about the natural world around them, but also to establish the universal quality of having a connection with nature and the importance of being good stewards of the earth and all its creatures. The book follows children in a variety of locations as they learn learning about local birds and their habits. More… 

 

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