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A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save Our Vanishing Birds
July 11 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for a conversation with Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal on their new book, A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save Our Vanishing Birds. The book is the result of a 25,000-mile journey across the Americas in 2021, which they spent documenting the efforts of ornithologists and conservationists to save the world’s birds, almost universally threatened by anthropogenic forces like habitat destruction and climate change. Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal relay what is being done to save birds in the midst of dramatic downturns in North American populations.
Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal are veteran journalists who’ve worked for decades as reporters and editors. Beverly was a feature writer, then food editor, and finally syndicated columnist and cookbook author. Her Desperation Dinners series has a quarter million copies in print. Anders was an investigative reporter at The Miami Herald, then went on to lead newsrooms in Raleigh, Minneapolis, Miami and Washington. He’s long been active in journalism circles, serving on the board of the Pulitzer Prizes, Society of Newspaper Editors and Journalism Funding Partners. As their work slowed down, they started following birds and photographing and writing about them for magazines and newspapers around the country. They also publish a photo-rich website, FlyingLessons.US: What We’re Learning from the Birds.
Co-Sponsored by Mass Audubon.
The Gyllenhaals will be signing books after their talk. Copies of A Wing and a Prayer may be purchased at the Forum or in advance from the Mass Audubon online store and picked up at the event (please select “Pick up in-store” and add an order note “Bring to July 11th event”).
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