|Image from Slater Museum, Tacoma|
Don't yawn, nonbirders. Stick with the story because this is an avian yarn that involves dicey climbs behind waterfalls and pitch-black, ladder-toting hikes to remote caves. It has interesting elements such as itsy-bitsy bird backpacks on what look like flying cigars. It is underscored with a dying man's devotion to "the coolest bird."Good graphics at the Post site. This birding blog was discussing the geolocating technology used on the swifts back in 20120.