I am a Birder.  Which means I am obsessed with birds. I study them, look for them, photograph them, and tell anyone who will listen about what birds I saw this weekend. It’s a hobby called birding with communities, competitions, and research. Trust me, it’s a thing – look it up.

While most Birders photograph the birds they see, I prefer to draw them (or perhaps because my camera is broken). What started as a way to document the birds I’ve seen has become a new challenge and love.

Birding has really added joy to my life not just through these illustrations but it has opened my eyes to the beauty that surrounds us at all times.

Mountain Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee

 

Green Violet Swallow

Green Violet Swallow

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker