Loving, Naming, Saving All Things Natural

Nature and Books

Kenn Kaufman is known as one of the world’s foremost birders, who blazed cross-country as a teenager in pursuit of bird species, eating cat food along the way, a journey that he later chronicled in his first book, “Kingbird Highway.”

Then he parlayed his preternatural identification skills into creating the Kaufman Field Guides to Birds, which employ a unique method — photographs cut out from their backgrounds, making them look a lot like other guides’ hand-drawn illustrations — and concise text.

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