LOON LESSONS virtual event with Northland College's LoonWatch and James Paruk

James Paruk will join a virtual event with LoonWatch at Northland College on Wednesday, July 28 for a discussion of his new book, LOON LESSONS.
When Jul 28, 2021
from 18:00 PM to 19:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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The nature of the common loon, from biology to behavior, from one of the world’s foremost observers of the revered waterbirdJames Paruk will join a virtual event with LoonWatch at Northland College on Wednesday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion of his new book, Loon Lessons: Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver. Please register here to receive the virtual meeting information.

Written by one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, Loon Lessons is a compendium of knowledge about the common loon and an engaging record of scientific sleuthing, documenting more than twenty-five years of research. It describes the common loon’s biology in an entertaining style that affords a deeper understanding of the bird’s natural history and annual life cycle.

"If you love loons—as I do—this book will amaze and delight you. It’s a marvelous, deep dive into these ancient, iconic birds: how they came to be as they are, from the conundrum of their unusual coloring to their strange and cunning habits and their haunting wails, yodels, and tremolos that summon wild places. It’s also a moving and compelling story of a scientist’s passion for the bird he loves and the extraordinary lengths to which he’ll go to fully understand it." —Jennifer Ackerman, author of the New York Times bestseller The Genius of Birds

"The magnificent loon is a stirring symbol of wilderness, captivating even for people who have never seen one. This account by one of the world’s top experts, authoritative and accurate but written in a lively, engaging style, opens up the mysteries of the loon’s world and makes it more fascinating than ever." —Kenn Kaufman, editor of the Kaufman Field Guide series