• Creepers in the Forest

    17 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Getting familiar with birds is a process. As a child, poring through the pages of the Encyclopedia of Animal Life (I was gifted this 25 years before I appeared in Audubon magazine myself) birds gripped my attention. If anyone else had this book growing up you'd be well aware of how its pages were the equivalent of the unending scrolling on Facebook.
    But this book taught me about eagles, owls, storks and herons. Not all the birds, of course, but many of the distinctive and conspicuous species. Woodpeckers were quite prominent, both in non-fiction works like the encyclopedia and in...
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