Coloring Book America’s Favorite Birds: 40 Beautiful Birds to Color
Author: Miyoko Chu
Illustrated by: Brenda Lyons
America’s Favorite Birds is the first of two titles in a series of adults coloring books from the Cornell Lab, and so much more than a typical adult bird coloring book. Each page includes authentic, detailed backgrounds depicting where each bird perches, nests, and feeds. Readers can learn about the bird they colored…characteristics and behaviors that make each bird unique and special. We’ve also included a four-page, full-color glossy section with photos of all birds for reference, plus thick 180 gsm stock (responsibly forested) is ideal for all types of coloring tools. Perforated pages make each finished page easy to save and display. This is the definitive adult coloring book for North America’s 50 million birders and coloring enthusiasts everywhere!
Dr. Miyoko Chu has loved birds since the age of 11, when she raised pigeons in her backyard coop. Today she is a Ph.D. ornithologist and senior director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She leads the teams that have brought you the Cornell Lab’s Merlin Bird ID app, live Bird Cams, and All About Birds website, which engage more than 14 million people annually in learning about birds. Miyoko is the author of Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds, and Birdscapes: A Pop-Up Celebration of Bird Songs in Stereo Sound.
Brenda Lyons is an illustrator from Manchester, Connecticut, whose work explores the natural world with a deep love and focus on birds. Her watercolor paintings capture birds and otherworldly avian creatures in realistic and dreamlike compositions, while she also paints fantastical worlds in acrylic, oils, as well as using pen and ink and graphite. Brenda is the author and illustrator of Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures (IMPACT Books, 2014). She holds her B.A. in Art from Rocky Mountain College, and her M.F.A. in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Brenda also volunteers the at Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center, helping care for sick and injured raptors and corvids, as well as community events and education programs.