Great Texas Birds

Great Texas Birds

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by John Patton O'Neill
     
 

What makes any bird a "great" bird? For some birders, it's the rarity of a species that they've finally added to their life list after years of patient watching. Others will tell you that the great birds are the most beautiful ones. But most people know that the great birds are simply the ones we like the best, rare or common-the ones that have imprinted themselves

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What makes any bird a "great" bird? For some birders, it's the rarity of a species that they've finally added to their life list after years of patient watching. Others will tell you that the great birds are the most beautiful ones. But most people know that the great birds are simply the ones we like the best, rare or common-the ones that have imprinted themselves indelibly on our lives.

This beautiful book presents exquisite paintings of forty-eight Texas birds chosen by John O'Neill and Suzanne Winckler as their own personal "greats." Some of the birds are as common as they are beloved. Others are definitely life-list birds-rare, beautiful, exotic-sounding, or all three at once. The authors have also gathered a flock of well-known Texas birders and nature writers to offer personal, scientific, or literary observations about each bird. In all, forty-eight writers, one to a bird, are included here.

These beautifully detailed paintings and the observations that accompany them make a convincing case that these are, indeed, the great Texas birds. Whether you're a serious birder or simply a backyard bird watcher, you'll find in this book a "lovely edifice" where people who care about birds can be together.

Editorial Reviews

Bird Watcher’s Digest - Ed Kanze
Is there a state with a more marvelous array of birds than Texas? I can’t think of one. John P. O’Neill’s paintings, showcased handsomely in this book, present a selection of Texas’s finest in glorious color and detail.
Bird Watcher's Digest Staff
Is there a state with a more marvelous array of birds than Texas? I can't think of one. John P. O'Neill's paintings, showcased handsomely in this book, present a selection of Texas's finest in glorious color and detail.
— Ed Kanze

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292760530
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
1,141,265
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 13.11(h) x 0.81(d)

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Guy Tudor
John O'Neill must be regarded as one of the most diligent and creative painters of birds of our generation.... His dynamic style, often involving bold use of light and color, has inspired several other artists of his circle.

Meet the Author

John P. O'Neill's bird paintings have appeared in many publications and have been exhibited in museums and institutions around the world.

Suzanne Winckler, who helped to edit The Bird Life of Texas, is a freelance writer in Omaha, Nebraska, where she works for the Nature Conservancy.

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