Birds on poles. Birds in trees. Birds in flight.

Birds have a remarkable homing instinct, allowing them to return to the same places year after year, even when they have flown halfway around the world.

Birds on Poles, Biwa Lake, Honshu, Japan, 2001 © Michael Kenna
Birds on Poles, Biwa Lake, Honshu, Japan, 2001 © Michael Kenna

Birds fly in a regular, recurrent and seasonal movement from wintering ranges to breeding areas.

Migrating Snow Geese South of Regina, Saskatchewan, 1999 © Terry Evans
Migrating Snow Geese South of Regina, Saskatchewan, 1999 © Terry Evans

Nearly 40 % of the bird species living in Europe and Asia are migratory birds, which means, in autumn, 3 to 4 thousand million birds are leaving Europe and Asia for warmer places.

Four Birds Flying, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2008 © Michael Kenna
Four Birds Flying, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2008 © Michael Kenna

These are some of our favorite trees for birds: Flowering dogwood, Crabapples, White oak, and Eastern red cedar.

Five Birds in a Tree © Kate Breakey
Five Birds in a Tree © Kate Breakey

To see more work by Kate Breakey, Terry Evans and Michael Kenna please visit our website.

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