207 pages, colour photos
Into the Nest uniquely presents familiar birds in unfamiliar ways. For each species group, there are images of the male and female, nest, nestlings, feeding time, and the fledglings as they take their first leap. The featured birds include songbirds, urban birds (such as raptors and pigeons), water/sea birds, and owls, all common in most areas of North America. Into the Nest begins with the fundamentals of nesting behaviours and explains why different species approach nesting in different ways. It goes into species-specific detail with amazing photographs of the entire nesting cycle and captions that explain exactly what readers are seeing.
"[...] With the combination of text and pictures this book takes you on a real journey through the stages of these 'family lives' and I would recommend it to anyone looking to expand their knowledge in the area or just wanting an interesting read with some gorgeous photography."
– Hazel Evans, BTO book reviews
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Laura Erickson is the author of seven bird books, including The Bird Watching Answer Book. She has served as an editor of Bird Scope magazine and a columnist and contributing editor for Birdwatching magazine and she contributed editorial content for the All About Birds website. She also writes and produces a daily radio segment about birds. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.