About the Book
Every year, over 50 million people visit Chicago, Illinois to enjoy its hot summers, concerts and music festivals, big sports teams, famous museums, conventions, marathons, and world-renowned cuisine. But, how many of them know it is home to over 300 different species of birds, with over 7 million feathered visitors each year? In this book, artist and bird-lover Charlie Thomason explores some of Chicago's most interesting birds and the notable landmarks they call home. This unique perspective on Chicago's rich bird life features 24 ink and watercolor paintings, from its colorful backyard songbirds to its larger birds of prey, as well as rarities only found in rural areas outside the city.