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Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater Diane Jackson Hill, illustrated by Craig Smith

Windcatcher: Migration of the Short-tailed Shearwater
Diane Jackson Hill, illustrated by Craig Smith


Hardback | Oct 2019 | CSIRO Publishing | 9781486309870 | 32pp | 220x285mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$29.99

Age range 3 to 9

A short-tailed shearwater flies from the edge of the Southern Ocean to the rim of the Arctic Circle – and back – every year. This remarkable 30,000 kilometre journey is driven by seabird law.

Instinct and community will guide her. A wingspan the size of a child’s outstretched arms will support her. 

But first, she must catch the wind…

Based on birds that live on Griffith Island, near Port Fairy, Victoria, Windcatcher is a tale of migration, conservation and survival that begins with one small bird called Hope.

Teachers' notes available here.