Wings for My Flight by Marcy Cottrell Houle
The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock

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Marcy Cottrell Houle spent four and a half months atop a mountian peak watching a family of highly endangered wild peregrine falcons. Their survival in the face of an unforgiving Mother Nature, an ever expanding human sprawl, and the local townspeople's hostility makes dramatic and moving reading--certain to become a classic of fine nature writing.

About Marcy Cottrell Houle

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Marcy Cottrell Houle is the author of "Wings for My Flight, " which received an Oregon Book Award and a Christopher Award, and "The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Zumwalt, " a "New York Times" Earth Day Selection and an Oregon Book Award Finalist. She lives on Sauvies Island, Oregon. Erik Goetze is a Portland web designer, cartographer, and panoramic photographer who has designed maps for several books, including "The Northwest Nature Guide, Portland Forest Hikes, " and the award-winning "Walk There!
Published January 1, 1991 by Addison-Wesley. 187 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Though ``Jenny,'' female half of only one of seven surviving pairs in the Rockies, inexplicably disappears, and three of the five nestlings have died, Houle and her teammate, Alex, using radios and a Forest Service garbage truck to track, learn that ``King Arthur,'' Jenny's mate, ranges up to 10 ...

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Employed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, newly fledged biologist Houle was excited by her assignment to study the birds during their nesting season.

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Los Angeles Times

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The woman appears at the remote study site, thumps her wooden cane on a rock and tells the author, enigmatically, that after living with the peregrines long enough, "You'll be prepared."

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Oregon Live

Chimney Rock," Houle credits four reasons for the peregrine falcon comeback:.

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