Richard Loves Birds

Dover_cover_300.jpgOrder Fantastic Flying Birds!

A quote from a reader:

"I can attest that they fly quite well when assembled and they are just beautiful to look at. They are also educational as they're all real birds and each has a little informational paragraph!"

For folks in the Blue Hill area, buy at Blue Hill Books. Or buy right here!

This big 8-1/2" x 11" book has 24 different full-color birds of North America, ready to press out, fold on the pre-creased fold lines, and fly. Zooom! They easily glide the length of the living room and farther.

$9.99 + shipping.

The most recent blog posts:

Drawing Hawks for a New Book

Back when I was creating the artwork for Fantastic Press-Out Flying Birds, I hatched a new plan to create hawks that would fly like the songbirds. They will need to be larger, so there will be some new engineering involved, but they will also represent a new method (for me) of illustrating them.  More >>

Fantastic Press-Out Flying Birds is here!

My book of 24 realistic birds of the United States, designed to fold and fly, has just been released by Dover Publications!
Or you can order it from the author (that’s me) right here for $9.99 More >>

Book Launch November 16! Fantastic Press-Out Flying Birds

My new book of die-cut press-out birds that you can pop out, fold and fly is coming out November 16 from Dover Publications!

It has 24 birds rendered realistically, great for bird identification and teaching, but mostly for flying fun. Dover priced it so you can buy one to use and one to save (save the birds!). View a video >>

Bird Miracles No. 1: The Bar-tailed Godwit

An article on titled “The Bar-tailed Godwit undertakes one of the avian world’s most extraordinary migratory journeys” is a mind-blower of the first water.


OK, So I love birds

I love birds: the way black feathers shine iridescently sky blue and purple, the gestures of their wings, the supreme grace of the seagull flying, the whirrr of the red-winged blackbird in the morning, as it sways on a cattail in our pond.