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Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Wren
Wren
Pigeon
Pigeon
Chickadee
Chickadee
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Sparrow
Sparrow
Owl
Owl
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Cardinal
Cardinal
Hummingbird
Hummingbird
Oriole
Oriole
Turkey
Turkey
Crow
Crow
Goldfinch
Goldfinch
Goose
Goose
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Woodpecker
Woodpecker
Starling
Starling
Blackbird
Blackbird
Bluebird
Bluebird
Swallow
Swallow
Robin
Robin
Hawk
Hawk
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Birds in my Backyard

Birds in My Backyard is a whimsical introduction to the chattering, swooping, squawking creatures that children see every day. The book features colorful collage and playful rhyme.

Robins “go fishing for worms in the grass.” Hawks “play with breezes.” Blue Jays “boss other birds.”

Birds in My Backyard begins with the birds’ Dawn Chorus and ends at dreamy dusk, so that little ones might “soar with the birds” in their dreams.

Illustrator Dee Paras created charming collages of hand-painted papers to bring each bird to life on the page. And for readers who want to learn more, the book features information about the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

Birds in My Backyard premiered at the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania’s headquarters at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Pittsburgh.

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