Osiroteli vrabček Richard je vse življenje odraščal med štorkljami in postal del njihove skupnosti. Kljub posmehu nekaterih samovšečnih štorkelj, pogumni mladenič ne posluša žaljivk na račun svojih posebnosti, dokler ne pride čas selitve. Ko zima potrka na vrata, ga štorklje pustijo doma, saj so prepričane, da malček ne bo zmogel dolge poti do Afrike. Toda neustrašni vrabček se s čudaškima prijateljema odpravi na nevarno pot, polno zabavnih dogodivščin in velikih preizkušenj.
Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not a migratory bird and would not survive the journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own. But only with the help of Olga, an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and Kiki, a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet, does he stand a chance to reach his goal and learn to accept who he really is.