Dr. Miyoko Chu Miyoko Chu has loved birds since the age of 11, when she raised pigeons in her backyard coop. Today she is a Ph.D. ornithologist and senior director of Communications at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. She leads the teams that have brought you the Cornell Lab's Merlin Bird ID app, live Bird Cams, and All About Birds website, which engage more than 14 million people annually in learning about birds. Miyoko is the author of Songbird Journeys: Four Seasons in the Lives of Migratory Birds, and Birdscapes: A Pop-Up Celebration of Bird Songs in Stereo Sound.Brenda Lyons is an illustrator from Manchester, Connecticut, whose work explores the natural world with a deep love and focus on birds. Her watercolor paintings capture birds and otherworldly avian creatures in realistic and dreamlike compositions, while she also paints fantastical worlds in acrylic, oils, as well as using pen and ink and graphite. Brenda is the author and illustrator of Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures (IMPACT Books, 2014). She holds her B.A. in Art from Rocky Mountain College, and her M.F.A. in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Brenda also volunteers the at Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center, helping care for sick and injured raptors and corvids, as well as community events and education programs.
Professional Reviews: "For those who love birds, Cornell Lab Publishing Group is the place to be. -- Publisher's Weekly "Coloring fans should turn their attention to the Cornell Lab Publishing Group's most recent release, this week's America's Favorite birds...forty birds portrayed therein that serves as a reference for those who want to be accurate in their color choice. I think I'll buy a copy..." -- Booklist Pre-Release Reviews from Real People: "I need this in my life!" -- Nicole Rae Valerie Segura "Brilliant! As popular as adult coloring books are now, this would be an incredible for purchase item- great for artists, bird lovers and any youngster that loves coloring and birds!" -- Deb Anderson "This is such a fantastic idea! I can't wait for it to come out." -- Jean Elizabeth Anderson "This is awesome! I can't wait for the coloring book to come out." -- Pat Bush "Love this idea!! I've been coloring for awhile now and always looking for something that interests me and I love birds!!" -- Chris Hartzell "I would buy this book in a heartbeat." -- Paula Puffer "This is awesome!" -- Carlene Avis Joy "Ooooh, I have been waiting for a coloring book that's just about birds. So excited!!!!" -- Barbara C. Meister "Birding and coloring -- two of my favorite hobbies!" -- George Lewis "All those birds are so beautiful and coming with their natural color. Thanks Cornell lab." --Efrain Salazar "These would be great to teach about birds!" -- Joan K. Mullins "Great. Coloring the birds in detail will help those of us learning to identify birds." -- Karen Helmick Terney "I already have quite a number of adult colouring books,but would love to have yours!" -- Birdie Holtby "I love owls And coloring. Thanks for what you do." -- Nancy Gerber Alvarez "I love this!!" -- Tracy Genskay Lamparty "I must have at least one of these books!" -- Jennie Duehr Jontry "I know what to get you next Christmas!" -- Tracy Alexander Melissa Gates "I want this coloring book!" -- Tera Matheson "I love this idea!" -- Beth Nogle "Fantastic!" -- Alina Coleman "So cool!" -- Carolyn Wolff "Exciting!" -- Peggy Ann Mills