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Last week I read about artist Walter Kitundu's San Francisco International Airport installation, "Bay Area Bird Encounters." This work combines music, art, and natural history in an interactive mural with accompanying xylophone benches, and I do wish that I could visit it. Reading about it reminded me of Abby Glassenberg's Handmade Crafternoon appearance last month, and how inspiring birds in art can be. I'm happy that it's reminded me to share the list of inspiring books I selected for browsing at Abby's event.

I've organized the titles below (each title links to its record in the catalog so you can find out more about it). My favorite books in this list were those by artists Eric Fitch Daglish and Hanneline Visnes. But I also appreciated finding out more about the art of bird carving and about the lives of urban pigeons. I hope that these works fuel your own avian creativity. And if you've seen Kitundu's interactive mural, please tell us about it in the comments!

Birds in Art:

Birds and animals:

Making stuffed animals and toys:

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