By Jamie Bastedo
(Red Deer Press, Paperback, 9780889954557, 204pp.)
Publication Date: March 2013
"Nighthawk "follows the migration of a solitary nighthawk from the tropical rainforests of Columbia to the northern Tundra. Wisp is a vagrant, an individual who doesn't follow the normal path of his fellow nighthawks and is determined to get farther north than any of his species ever has before. He and his sister, Willo, make their way over the terrifying high mountains of the Western Andes and down to the beaches of Panama where they have to outwit the volcano Popocatapetl, across the Arizona desert, Yellowstone, over Calgary and then the oil sands, and eventually to the Northwest Territories. Along the way, there are adventures involving a stray raven who decides to join them on the flight and provides a lot of the comic relief, as well as another vagrant who could eventually become Wisp's mate.