Lern to identify more than two hundred fifty birds of the Sierra Nevada with his indispensable guide. From the tiniest hummingbirds to the condors with nine-foot wingspans, Hansen's Field Guide to the Birds of the Sierra Nevada showcases artist-naturalist Keith Hansen's sixteen year old project to illustrate the Sierra's feathered residents. Stunningly detailed portraits and text infomred by decades of birding experince combine to evoke the unique character of each bird. Take the Bufflehead: "A diminutive and endearing diving duck," which moves "with spirited abandon." Or the blue-gray Gnatcatcherm which sports a black brow, imparting a "Frida Kahlo-like stare." Both whimsical and grounded in expertise, this field guide is the ultimate resource for fosterung a connection with nature.
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