Bylane Book Club: North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring

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Please join us for a discussion of

North on the Wing: Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring by Bruce M. Beehler

Monday, April 19 @ 7pm

Join us for our April read, the story of an ornithologist’s journey to trave the spring migration of songbirds from the southern border of the United States through the heartland and into Canada.

In North on the Wing, Bruce M. Beehler describes both the epic migration of songbirds across the country and the gradual dawning of springtime through the U.S. heartland–the blossoming of wildflowers, the chorusing of frogs, the leafing out of forest canopies–and also tells the stories of the people and institutions dedicated to studying and conserving the critical habitats and processes of spring songbird migration. Inspired in part by Edwin Way Teale’s landmark 1951 book North with the Spring, this book–part travelogue, part field journal, and part environmental and cultural history–is a fascinating first-hand account of a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

BRUCE M. BEEHLER is an ornithologist, naturalist, conservationist, author, and lecturer. He is a research associate in the division of birds at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. 

This book is available to borrow from the Westchester Library System or is available to purchase across a variety of platforms in print, electronically and on audio.

Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling 914-302-9713. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants on April 19th, prior to the virtual meeting. We look forward to seeing you!


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