Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest

by Zickefoose, Julie
Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest

Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest

by Zickefoose, Julie

Format: Hardcover

Status: Out of print

Code: 14576

Condition: New

Dust Jacket: New

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Gorgeous watercolor paintings show the rarely seen day-by-day development of seventeen species of North American songbird nestlings, from hatching day to full-feathered.

This beautiful book is as much an art book as it is a natural history, something readers have come to expect from Julie Zickefoose. More than 400 watercolor paintings show the breathtakingly swift development of seventeen different species of wild birds. Sixteen of those species nest on Julie's wildlife sanctuary, so she knows the birds intimately and writes about them with authority. To create the bulk of this extraordinary work, Julie would borrow a wild nestling, draw it, then return it to its nest every day until it fledged. Some were orphans she raised by hand, giving the ultimate insider's glimpse into their lives. In sparkling prose, Julie shares a lifetime of insight about bird breeding biology, growth, and cognition.

ISBN: 9780544206700

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Year of Publication: 2016

Page Count: 352

Weight: 3.6 lb