All About Backyard Birds- Western North America
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Illustrated by Pedro Fernandes
A series of beginner-to-novice birding books, All About Backyard Birds is based on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s number one birding website allaboutbirds.org, which has had more than 14 million unique users to date.
All About Backyard Birds delivers best-in-class content and proven user-friendly formats. Each regional version—eastern/central North America and western North America—provides 120 of the most popular species and is filled with beautiful illustrations by Pedro Fernandes. With charts, maps, and other bird identification tools, All About Backyard Birds offers beginner birders the ideal way to start birding.
All About Backyard Birds also includes a tutorial for MERLIN®, an interactive GPS-based bird identification multimedia app (available in iTunes and Android stores and already used by more than 1 million birders), plus a FREE Bird QR book companion app. The app empowers users with a tap-to-listen birdsong function and gives more information about special topics throughout the book.
As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of All About Backyard Birds goes directly to the Cornell Lab to support projects, including children’s educational and community programs.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. Its hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet. Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab is a nonprofit organization with a vibrant community that includes 400,000 citizen-science participants from all walks of life and 14 million bird enthusiasts of all ages who connect online at AllAboutBirds.org Pedro Fernandes is a freelance wildlife illustrator. Born in Lisbon, Pedro earned a degree in Earth Sciences, and later studied Science Illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. As a child, Pedro wanted to be a condor when he grew up. Having failed at that, he settled for becoming a wildlife illustrator. He loves watching birds, drawing birds, and going places to see birds―his pretext to explore the natural world and an endless source of amazement and discovery. Pedro lives in Morocco.