Paintings of 48 Texas birds chosen by John O'Neill and Suzanne Winckler as their own personal greats. The authors have also gathered a flock of well-known Texas birders and nature writers to offer personal, scientific, or literary observations about each bird. In all, 48 writers, one to a bird, are included here.
John O'Neill must be regarded as one of the most diligent and creative painters of birds of our generation... His dynamic style, often involving bold use of light and colour, has inspired several other artists of his circle. --Guy Tudor, illustrator of The Birds of South America