“A Haven in the Sun”

“A Haven in the Sun: Five Stories of Bird Life and Its Future on the Texas Coast” by B.C. Robison (author) and Linda M. Feltner (Illustrator).

Nature writer B.C. Robison presents a unique portrayal of birds of the Texas Coast. Through the stories of birds that have a special bond with coastal Texas--Attwater’s Prairie Chicken, White-tailed Hawk, Whooping Crane, Redhead, and migratory shorebirds and songbirds--Robison shows not only the importance of the Texas Coast to North American bird life but also the intimate dependence of coastal birds on our use of the land.

B.C. wrote the “Texas Naturalist” column for the Houston Post, and invited me to create illustrations for his column. It was a delight to work with him again on this amazing portrayal of Texas’ iconic birds and landscape. Five ink drawings and a map are included in the book.

Attwater's Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Whooping Crane (Grus americana)
Shorebirds at Bolivar Flats, Texas
White-tailed Hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus)
Interior map.

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