By: Marcy Cottrell Houle (Author)
216 pages, b/w illustrations
Forty years ago, the peregrine falcon was on the U.S. endangered species list and many doubted that it would survive. Marcy Houle was a young wildlife biologist observing one of the last remaining pairs – located at a site in southwest Colorado slated for development as a major tourist site.
First published in 1991 and winner of several national awards, Wings for My Flight chronicles her work at Chimney Rock along with the recovery of the species. A new preface examines the last thirty years of the peregrine population and its remarkable comeback and culminates with President Barack Obama's designation of Chimney Rock as a national monument.
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Marcy Cottrell Houle is also the author of One City's Wilderness: Portland's Forest Park and The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Zumwalt. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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