Into the Nest

ISBN 9781612122298

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Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds

by Laura Erickson and 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.

Softcover, 208 pages. 9.75 x 8.5 inches.


About the Authors

Laura Erickson is the author of seven bird books, including The Bird Watching Answer Book, and is co-author of Into the Nest. 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.

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.



The relevancy of the details makes Into the Nest a useful title for backyard birders, but the photographs, which include everything from nests and eggs to nestlings and adult birds, make it highly appealing to browsers as well.… Smart, sweet, and irresistible. ~Booklist

A wonderful addition to any ornithology section. ~School Library Journal

[Into the Nest will] keep both experienced birders and the backyard variety enthralled as they peruse the beautifully photographed pages of this book. ~Publishers Weekly

If we were to choose the one person we’d like to give us a tour of our neighborhood park or our own backyard, it would be Laura Erickson. And if we were to choose a photographer to record the birds, behaviors, nests, and nestlings that Laura would surely show us, it would be Marie Read. ~Bird Watching Daily

Such a cool book!… The authors bring the diverse personal lives of raptors and hummingbirds and woodpeckers and wrens into stunning focus. ~Better Homes & Gardens Everyday Gardener’s Blog

This book isn’t just a collection of pretty pictures. It’s packed with high-quality information … a fact-driven Discovery Channel special in book form. ~The Wild Bird Journal

This will become your go-to book for backyard birding. ~The Star Tribune

Into the Nest ... is a bird-lovers’ delight, packed with facts and more than 340 color photos. ~The Chicago Tribune

If you’ve tried to photograph birds in your yard with your cellphone camera and missed the fleeting shot, you’ll appreciate the stunning photography that fills this 201-page guide spotlighting familiar and favorite birds. ~OregonLive

Laura Erickson and Marie Read have created a beautiful volume that is jam-packed with stunning photographs that illustrate the nest-to-fledgling story for dozens of birds. A beautiful and interesting book. ~Fort Worth Star-Telegram