"Birds connect us to the rhythms of nature. They help us understand the changing seasons by their comings and goings. They soar above us and around us and live amongst us in our backyards. They teach us about our landscape and even define it. We learn about beauty, grace, persistence, resilience, hope and ourselves when we take notice of the rhythm of the birds. I am personally renewed daily by my experiences observing birds. I hope you can feel my passion for these beautiful creatures with whom we share the world. I also hope that in listening to their rhythms, you are inspired to do what you can to protect their habitats and ensure their presence for generations to come. "