A new nonfiction book by Larkin Powell takes readers on an exploration through the diversity of bird life across the Great Plains.
In the book, the professor of natural resources explains migration patterns and shows how human settlements have affected the movement of birds. By using historical maps and images, Powell shows how human impacts to wetlands, grasslands, rivers and forests have made grassland birds the most threatened group of birds in North America.
Powell also discusses conservation attempts and how sporting organizations have raised money to create wetland and grassland habitats for both game and non-game species.
Powell has written dozens of journal articles and authored, coauthored or contributed to six books. He was awarded the Excellence in Wildlife Education Award by the Wildlife Society in 2019.
“Great Plains Birds” is part of the University of Nebraska Press’ Discover the Great Plains series, which offers concise introductions to the natural wonders, diverse cultures, history and contemporary life in the region. The series is produced in cooperation with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Great Plains Studies. Learn more about the series.
For more information on Powell’s new book, visit the University of Nebraska Press website.