why birds matter

It’s not just what they do for the environment, it’s what they do for us.

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

Australian finches

national geographic photo ark joel sartore

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

Human Journey


As you read, think about what evidence the author used to support his argument.