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A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save Our Vanishing Birds

July 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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.

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July 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Concord Museum
Concord Museum, 53 Cambridge Tpke
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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