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Into the Nest: Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Laura Erickson is the author of several bird books, including The Love Lives of Birds and The Bird Watching Answer Book, and is coauthor of Into the Nest. A recipient of the American Birding Association’s Roger Tory Peterson award, she has served as science editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, an editor of Bird Scope magazine, and a columnist and contributing editor for Birdwatching magazine. She produces For the Birds, a long-running public radio program and podcast, and lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Find her online at

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781612122298
ISBN-10: 1612122299
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
Pages: 208
Language: English