Why birds matter

It’s not just what they do for the places they live in, it’s what they do for us as  people.

By Jonathan Franzen,
bird-watcher and novelist
Photographs by Joel Sartore

Australian finches

National Geographic PHOTOARK Joel Sartore

National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore is working to photograph every animal in captivity. This project is called the National Geographic Photo  Ark.

Human Journey


As you read, think about what the writer’s main ideas are.