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Children's Nonfiction Birds


The Skyscraper Falcon

by (author) Linda Birman

Hancock House
Initial publish date
Jan 1997
Birds, Birds, Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1997
    List Price

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The Skyscraper Falcon takes readers to the fifty-sixth floor to view the remarkable life cycle of the peregrine falcon. In the spring of 1994, a peregrine falcon captured the heart and imaginations of the city of Seattle. This rare, wild bird nested on the fifty-sixth floor of the Washington Mutual tower, a downtown skyscraper. Volunteers from Seattle Peregrine Project set up a video camera, allowing visitors the privilege of watching the entire nesting process. Stewart: the Skyscraper Falcon takes readers to the 56th floor to view the remarkable life cycle of the peregrine falcon. Written for young readers, the author introduces Seattle's newest citizens throughout stunning color photographs and simple, yet full, text. Readers get acquainted with falcon biology and terminology. This book will be treasured by the entire family.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Linda Birman is a member of the Falcon Research Group and continues to study birds of prey. She and her family live in Bellingham, Washington, where she teaches second grade. She enjoys beachcombing, traveling and birding. This is her first book.