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Bird's-Eye View
Keeping Wild Birds in Flight
By (author): Ann Eriksson
9781459821538 Hardcover, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds May 12, 2020 Print Run: 5000
$24.95 CAD
Active 7.5 x 9 x 0.6 in | 740 gr 144 pages 120 , 3 Colour illustrations, 1 , 1 Index FSC certified – mixed sources C023083 Orca Book Publishers
Let’s flock together to save wild birds.

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.

Key Selling Points
  • Wild birds are in trouble around the world. In this book, kids learn what they can do, in their own backyards, to help conserve them.
  • There is a widespread and thriving birding community of people all over the world who are invested in the future of birds, from scientists, to birders, to backyard enthusiasts and the general public.
  • The book features approximately ten profiles of young birders and what they’re doing, around the world, to protect birds and their habitats.
  • The author is a biologist, conservationist and passionate about birds and other wildlife. She’s a director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy and the Cowichan Community Land Trust.
  • Part of the Orca Wild series that examines the intricacies of animals, ecosystems, humans and our relationships to each other. Topics covered include: endangered species, orcas, elephants, seals, sea otters and beavers.

Ann Eriksson lives on Thetis Island, British Columbia in a waterfront house surrounded by ocean and trees and a lot of amazing and beautiful wildlife. She is the author of Dive In! Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean in the Orca Footprints series. When she’s not writing, working in biology or helping protect the environment, she’s out exploring nature by foot, kayak or sailboat.

Marketing and Promotional Plans
  • Local and national media initiatives
  • Print and online advertising campaigns with Orca Wild series
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Author interview on blog and social media promotion
  • Postcard with Orca Wild series
  • Targeted promotion to ornithological societies and organizations

“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.” - Liza Barney, Education Program Coordinator at Bird Studies Canada

“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.” - Bridget Stutchbury, author of Silence of the Songbirds and The Bird Detective

“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.” - Trevor Herriot, author and naturalist

“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

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