An illustrated flight across the Southeast
Award-winning environmental scientist, naturalist, writer, educator, and artist Todd Ballantine wings his way across the vast Southeast with entertaining prose and beautiful, instructive illustrations in this delightful exploration of one hundred birds in their various habitats.
Chapter by chapter Ballantine highlights which birds can be found at the beach, along the ocean and estuaries, in marshes and wetlands, across fields and open areas, among the brush at the wood's edge, and in the forest. Through his accurate and expressive illustrations, he identifies their plumage, silhouettes, shapes, and coloration, as well as their migration, habitats, and behaviors. Birdlife will be an entertaining and enlightening companion for the birder who forays across the southeastern states or anyone who enjoys learning about birds.
Todd Ballantine is a nationally recognized environmental scientist, writer, educator, and artist. He is recipient of the Harry Hampton Award for natural-resource reporting from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation. He is author and illustrator of Tideland Treasure (University of South Carolina Press) and Woodland Walks.