A beautiful, photo-rich companion book to the internationally distributed IMAX film of the same name, Wings Over Water celebrates the prairie wetlands of North America and the birds that live and breed in this critical habitat.
Covering 300,000 square miles stretching from Canada through Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa, the prairie wetlands are one of Earth's most important, yet little-known, ecosystems. More than half of all North American migratory waterfowl and 96 species of songbirds breed and nest there, and more than 60 per cent of the continent's ducks are hatched there. Wings Over Water immerses readers in this awe-inspiring, essential region, using more than 300 breathtaking photos and inspiring essays from some of North America's foremost conservationists to shine a spotlight on these critical breeding grounds and the need to protect them.
Wings Over Water is a joint venture of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, which works to secure the future of hunting, fishing, and land management; Ducks Unlimited Inc., Wetlands America Trust, and Ducks Unlimited Canada, the world's largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to conserving North America's disappearing wetland and waterfowl habitats; and the National Audubon Society, the world's oldest nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to bird conservation.
Academy Award–nominated actor Michael Keaton, the narrator of Wings Over Water, is a passionate conservationist dedicated to the preservation of habitats that sustain wildlife in the Great Plains and beyond.