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Birds of Fairchild

…a beautiful book!

Birds of FairchildBirds of Fairchild by James A Kushlan & Kirsten Hines | Acclaim Press | Hardback | October 2014 | ISBN: 9781938905605The Publisher’s View: Birds of Fairchild celebrates the birds and bird-friendly plants of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the world renowned public garden in Coral Gables, Florida. This exciting new book takes the reader on a journey through the garden, its birds, its plants, their interactions, and their conservation through the words of Jim Kushlan and striking nature photography of Kirsten Hines. Birds of Fairchild is a must-have book for all who love Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; for birders, gardeners, visitors, conservationists; and for all those who appreciate South Florida and its birds.Other Views: Birds of Fairchild is a celebration of the Garden and its birds, a demonstration of how birds and plants interact and an exposition of plant-bird relationships applicable to the home garden…a book that all visitors and members should take home with them so as to prolong and deepen their Garden experience, and to prepare for the next visit. — Bruce Greer, President, Fairchild Tropical Botanic GardenThis book is a visual triumph, and an intelligent tribute to the free-flying components of a world class tropical paradise far better known for its superb plant collections and landscapes…For any visitor to Fairchild Gardens, from first-timers to the longtime members, this book will deepen the appreciation of the liveliness of this special place.— John W. Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Laboratory of OrnithologyWith patience and great passion, photographer Kirsten Hines has captured beautifully the birds of Fairchild. Together with the authoritative text by James A. Kushlan, her images bring to life the wildlife that everyone can see, even in their own backyard. This book belongs on every nature lover’s bookshelf! — Ralph Lee Hopkins, Director of Expedition Photography, Lindblad Expeditions/National GeographicWith critical information found in Birds of Fairchild, you can bring birds to your own garden, aiding in the vital work of conserving plants and birds for the future. — Georgia Tasker, former Miami Herald gardens editor and writer, Fairchild Tropical Botanic GardenThe Authors: James A. Kushlan is an ornithologist and conservationist who provided the impetus for Fairchild’s bird conservation program. He is past president of the American Ornithologists’ Union, past director of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and author of six books including The Herons (Oxford University Press). Kirsten Hines is a biologist, award-winning photographer and nature travel writer. She is co-author of the book Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens. More of her work can be seen at www.KirstenNatureTravel.com. Fatbirder View: This is something of a rarity these days… a coffee table tribute to an incredibly attractive place. I’ve never visited, but if I am passing that way again I certainly will. This is not a field guide or dry account but a well-written prayer to ‘nature’. I say nature but much of what is written about and illustrated is actually man-made or cultivated as the area is a botanical garden, a deliberate collection of exotic beauty. Moreover, there are lots of non-native birds to be seen here.This is not a criticism, it really is a beautiful book with some large stunning photos. This is the sort of book you would buy to remind you of your visit and to leave lying around to make your guests envious! I love the small trail guide that comes with it… great idea!Buy Direct Here: Acclaim Press/a>

2nd November 2014