It's easy to overlook species that we see (and hear) every day like chickadees, crows, and mourning doves. This book will remind you how extraordinary these winged creatures really are, and will give you a close-up look into their daily lives. Gorgeous photography compliments the fascinating text of this book. A great choice for nature lovers, and a wonderful book to enjoy with the whole family.— From Into the Nest, by Laura Erickson & Marie Read
See the intimate lives of birds as never before! Laura Erikson and Marie Read document the family lives of more than 50 common North American birds through breathtaking close-up photography. Stunning images of hummingbirds, owls, tanagers, and more showcase different stages of avian development and capture the loving bond that exists within each bird family. Bird enthusiasts of all feathers will cherish these beautiful images of courting, nest construction, eggs, nestlings, feeding time, and much more.
Marie (pronounced "Maury") Read's photographs and articles have been featured in numerous magazines, including National Geographic, Bird Watching, Birds & Blooms, and Bird Watcher’s Digest. Marie previously worked at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as photo/illustrations editor for the Home Study Course in Bird Biology, and later as photo editor/content developer for the All About Birds website. She lives in Freeville, New York.