The Laws Pocket Guide: Yard and Garden Birds

Fold-out guide, 20.5 x 15.
ISBN: 9781597143097.

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Text and Illustrations by John Muir Laws

With this durable, color-coded guide to the birds of Bay Area yards, parks, and gardens—and some time outdoors—you will soon know a towhee from a pewee, a phoebe from a chickadee, and when a dazzling flock of Cedar Waxwings lights nearby, you’ll be ready to enjoy it. Courting, nesting, feeding, fledging, singing, shuffling, drilling, perching, soaring…these denizens of our everyday lives will bring beauty and fascination to many a moment.


John Muir Laws is a naturalist, educator, and artist, with degrees in conservation and resource studies from the University of California, Berkeley; in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, Missoula; and in scientific illustration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a 2010 Audubon TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Fellow and has received the Terwilliger Environmental Award for outstanding service in environmental education. Visit his website at