Danielle Belleny is a Texas-raised wildlife biologist, science communicator, and birder based in San Marcos, TX. Danielle graduated from Texas A&M University – Kingsville and received her Master of Science at Tarleton State University where she studied quail and developed a passion for birds. In 2020, Danielle helped co-create Black Birders Week, an annual celebration dedicated to highlighting Black nature enthusiasts. In her free time, she enjoys nature watching in cemeteries. Her recent work centers the biological importance of cemeteries and encourages a shift in North American death culture. Her writing can be found in Birding and Vermilion Flycatcher. This Is a Book for People Who Love Birds is her first book.
Book by Danielle Belleny
This Is a Book for People Who Love Birds
For seasoned spotters and backyard hobbyists alike, this charming guide offers an accessible look at the irresistible world of birding. Wildlife biologist and co-founder of Black Birders Week Danielle Belleny walks readers through the essentials of bird watching, from equipment to locations, offering new ideas for finding avian friends wherever you may be. Engaging profiles of North American bird species, from cardinals and blue jays to raptors and sea birds, are accompanied by whimsical illustrations sure to spark the imaginations of birders from coast to coast. Deeply researched and accessible to enthusiasts of all levels of experience, "This Is a Book for People Who Love Birds" is an essential addition to every bird lover's field library.