Two falcons, Kai and his father, Tendai, live all by themselves. Kai feels as if he has no friends, and would like to go out and explore the world. But Tendai won't let him. One day a stork shows up and Kai lets them stay. The stork tells Kai they're on their way to Zambeezia, a bird community. He also learns of a group known as the Hurricanes who protect Zambezia. Later some big birds show up and want what the stork has. Tendai shows up and fends them off. One of them is killed. Tendai recognizes the stork and asks them to leave, they do. Kai upset with his father leaves and joins them. Tendai tries to follow them. He comes across the birds he encountered and they are approached by a lizard who wants to attack Zambezia and the birds also want to attack Zambezia for not letting them in. Tendai hears them but is caught. Kai arrives at Zambezia and the leader knows his father. Kai tries to be a Hurricane but is so impetuous.