Cackling-ish Geese

Two Cackling-ish Geese. Concord, MA, 5 Nov 2014.

Cackling Goose is a rare fall migrant through Massachusetts and I usually see a couple of them each fall among the hundreds of Canada Geese around Concord. I look forward to the challenge of sorting through the flocks and picking these birds out, and once a candidate is located the identification has usually been straightforward – […]

Four new prints to benefit conservation

Male Blackburnian Warbler, now available as a limited edition 9 x 11 print

Limited edition prints are now available of the four paintings shown below. These gouache paintings were completed between 2011 and 2014, and a portion of the proceeds from their sale will be donated to benefit efforts to preserve and manage bird habitat. Be sure to check out the other conservation prints available here. [wp_cart_button name=”Tree […]

Print to support shorebird habitat preservation

Avocets and Semipalmated Sandpiper

My newest print to benefit conservation efforts is this 2014 gouache painting of a Semipalmated Sandpiper with American Avocets (more info about my gouache technique here). This is a common scene in the Mississippi River Delta region, where catfish ponds and other managed wetlands create habitat for large numbers of American Avocets, migrating Semipalmated Sandpipers, […]

Saw-whet Owl print to benefit research

Northern Saw-whet Owl portrait

I have made prints of this gouache painting of a Northern Saw-whet Owl from 2006 (more info about my gouache technique here). This painting also appeared in a weekly newspaper column “Sibley on Birds”, and the original was auctioned to benefit the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. A portion of the sale of each […]

Snowy Owl print to benefit research

I have made prints of this gouache painting that I did in 2011 for the cover of the Journal of Raptor Research to highlight a paper on Snowy Owls (more info about my gouache technique here). A portion of the sale of each print will be donated to help fund research, such as the work […]

The Second edition is in-hand

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The completely revised Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition, will be on sale in a matter of weeks – March 11, 2014. You can pre-order the second edition at your local independent bookstore or at Amazon.com or find other online sellers at Random House. Birdwatching interviewed me about the revision, which you can read along […]

Book news and gift ideas

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If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for someone on your list, there are still a couple of days left to order a piece of my original art and have it delivered before Christmas. See the selection available here. And in case you haven’t heard, the completely revised Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition, will […]