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Ten Birdy Children's Books to Read With Your Fledglings

Ten Birdy Children's Books to Read With Your Fledglings

— Celebrate back-to-school season with these avian-inspired tales, from the joy of the Christmas Bird Count to the story of a wind-blown Whimbrel.
Detained Migrant Children Paint Birds as Symbols of Freedom and Home

Detained Migrant Children Paint Birds as Symbols of Freedom and Home

— Confined in a tent city near El Paso, teens portrayed parrots and quetzals in works now on display at the “Uncaged Art” exhibit.
A Sassy Crow Narrates the Zombie Apocalypse in New Novel

A Sassy Crow Narrates the Zombie Apocalypse in New Novel

— “Hollow Kingdom” is Kira Jane Buxton’s love letter to crows featuring junk food, drooling dogs, and the end of humanity.
The Female Scientist Who Discovered the Basics of Climate Science—and Was Forgotten By History

The Female Scientist Who Discovered the Basics of Climate Science—and Was Forgotten By History

— Celebrate Eunice Foote’s 200th birthday by learning how she predicted the effect of greenhouse gases before the man who gets the credit.
These Knit Birds Are Helping to Move the Needle on Conservation

These Knit Birds Are Helping to Move the Needle on Conservation

— Nicky Fijalkowska's quirky odes to wildlife now inspire others to protect it.
How Birding Ended This Indie Musician's Creative Block

How Birding Ended This Indie Musician's Creative Block

— Birds sparked Stephan Nance's recovery from trauma. Now their sets have so many avian shout-outs, fans get a checklist to catch them all.
Reimagining the Wood Duck

Reimagining the Wood Duck

— Returning to her roots, illustrator Melinda Beck gives new life to the waterfowl’s stunning plumage.
Birds of a Feather Kickflip Together in a New Crowdfunded Video Game

Birds of a Feather Kickflip Together in a New Crowdfunded Video Game

— A breakout hit, ‘SkateBIRD’ is a pet project for one seasoned developer and avian fan.
This Novelist Turns Her Favorite Birding Moments Into Teen Fiction

This Novelist Turns Her Favorite Birding Moments Into Teen Fiction

— A mysterious bird drives the action in Adrienne Kisner's new novel about standing up for what you hold dear.
The Netflix Show ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Is a Major Hit, Thanks to Its Bird-Inspired Creator

The Netflix Show ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Is a Major Hit, Thanks to Its Bird-Inspired Creator

— Behind its trippy style and talking animals, there’s a surreal familiarity to Lisa Hanawalt’s universe. We asked the artist and writer about its origins.
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