A lush world of birds and the environments they inhabit -- ready for you to color! Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute presents a fascinating new coloring book that provides an up close and personal tour through a vibrant range of birds.
With this meticulously illustrated coloring book, avian fans of all ages can explore the wonder of these feathered animals, the terrain in which they make their homes, and the many unique aspects of each species that makes it a vivid addition to the National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute collections.
Guided by experts from The Smithsonian and brought to life by Rachel Curtis (Dinosaurs: A Smithsonian Coloring Book). These rich pen and ink illustrations invite you to step into captivating scenes featuring the blue crane, red knot, brown kiwi, Guam kingfisher, and many more. Fans of birds, coloring books, and aviary migration will find an enchanting realm to unlock with their own creativity.
Each page of Birds: A Smithsonian Coloring Book not only stands alone as a work of art, but is also accompanied by brief and fascinating insights from the museum's avian experts about each bird and its world, ensuring that time spent coloring is also time spent learning.
This book's deluxe ivory paper allows for a variety of artistic media like pen, pencil, or even watercolor, to ensure your creative vision comes to life just the way you want--and lasts for years to come.
About the Author
Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute plays a leading role in the Smithsonian’s global efforts to save wildlife species from extinction and train future generations of conservationists, spearheading research programs at their headquarters in Front Royal, Virginia, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and at field research stations and training sites worldwide. SCBI scientists tackle some of today’s most complex conservation challenges by applying and sharing what they learn about animal behavior and reproduction, ecology, genetics, migration and conservation sustainability.
Rachel Curtis grew up drawing and painting from a young age leading to a lifetime of having far, far too many art supplies. She uses these to make pictures of a great variety of things, from very small to very big. She grew up in Alberta, just a couple hours drive from Dinosaur Provincial Park. You can find her online at www.instagram.com/catinspats/ (or the same on twitter) where she does occasionally draw cats in spats.
"Each page is accompanied by informative insights from the museum’s experts about each bird. The series’ deluxe ivory paper allows for a variety of artistic media like pen, pencil, or even watercolor. No matter your interests, you’re sure to find something that grabs you." —Borg.com