©Bill UrichAuthor and naturalist Scott Weidensaul has written more than two dozen books on natural history, including Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; The Ghost with Trembling Wings, about the search for species that may or may not be extinct; and Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding. His last book, The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America, was published in 2012. Listen to interviews about this book here.

His forthcoming book, The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the Caribbean, will be published in October 2015, as will The Living Bird, a collection of essays that includes his work, marking the 100th anniversary of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

 Weidensaul lectures widely on wildlife and environmental topics, and is an active field researcher, specializing in the study of migration in owls, hummingbirds and passerines.  He lives in the Appalachians of eastern Pennsylvania.

Scott Weidensaul is leading tours to the Peruvian Amazon, Galapagos Islands, Alaska and other exciting destinations - check out the details here.