Book cover of Flight Paths: How a Passionate and Quirky Group of Pioneering Scientists Solved the Mystery of Bird Migration by Rebecca Heismanby Rebecca Heisman

The captivating, little-known true story of a group of scientists and the methods and technology they developed to uncover the secrets of avian migration.

For the past century, scientists and naturalists have been steadily unravelling the secrets of bird migration. How and why birds navigate the skies, traveling from continent to continent—flying thousands of miles across the earth each fall and spring—has continually fascinated the human imagination, but only recently have we been able to fully understand these amazing journeys. Although we know much more than ever before, even the most enthusiastic birdwatcher may not know how we got here, the ways that the full breadth of scientific disciplines have come together to reveal these annual avian travels.

Interview with the Author

American Birding podcast artThe American Birding Podcast 
07-11: Flight Paths, and the Wonder of Migration, with Rebecca Heisman
3/16/23          33 min

Finding Genius Podcast artFinding Genius Podcast 
Solving The Mystery Of Bird Migration | A Science Writer Shares What We Know
5/20/23           22 min


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#629 How birds go the distance
7/5/23          60 min

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200. Rebecca Heisman with Sally James: Where Do the Birds Go?
4/18/23            52 min

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