Author(s): Sharon Beals
These images of nests offer a whole new window onto the life, beauty, and astonishing abilities of the most perennially popular of animals-birds.
Sharon Beals has been a much-beloved Chronicle photographer for many years (combined sales of her pet photography titles--What Dogs Do, What Cats Are, etc--exceed 250k copies). Maureen Flannery and Jack Dumbacher are curators of ornithology at the California Academy of Sciences, one of the most talked about-and greenest-museums today. Scott Weidensaul is a beloved bird writer.