Ornithologist Kevin Winker reveals his enthusiasm for and fascination with birds around the globe in his storytelling travelogue, Walking Wild Shores: Portraits of the Natural World. Winker's insider's view of the sometimes uncomfortable realities, as well as the fun, of research expeditions and field biology results in vivida portraits of the natural world.
Years of travel and fieldwork have taught the author to be observant and go with the flow, yielding a rich variety of stories. Kevin Winker, Ph.D., is Curator of Birds at the University of Alaska Museum of the North and a Professor in the Department of Biology and Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has traveled extensively studying birds, and he lives with his wife Dr. Rose Meier in Fairbanks, Alaska. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and moved to Alaska after several years of postdoctoral research at the Smithsonian Institution.