The Raptors and Owls of Georgia

Rafael‘s most recent field guide, to the Raptors and Owls of Georgia, was published last week. I finally received my copy this morning and I can’t put it down. Rafael captures the essence of each raptor and owl he illustrates, both individually, and within the context of their respective habitat. For the raptors, there are flight illustrations for each species, sex, and age, providing maximum coverage of the range of possible encounters in the field. Packed with 447 illustrations covering 45 species, this book is still only 128 pages and easily fits in a back pocket of a pair of field pants. For anyone interested in raptors and curious about visiting this region, this book is a must. For anyone else who simply loves illustrated field guides, this one is sure to spend more time on your nightstand and less on your bookshelf. For more information visit the Georgian Center for the Conservation of Wildlife website. The book can be purchased here. Focus on Art

Some of you may already be familiar with this guy, especially if you’ve spent any amount of time in Cape May over the past few years. Evan is one of those people who make you scratch your head in awe at the ease with which he recognizes bird calls. What you may not know is that Evan is also an accomplished artist and independent musician. A sample of his paintings and music can be found on his website which I’m now linking through under the “Friends” link. You can also reach his site by clicking the image below.


Some of Evan’s work is currently on display at the Cape May Bird Observatory, so if you’re down there be sure to check it out.


David Focus on Art

Corinne has over 37 years of painting experience and does commissions in the event you don’t find what you’re looking for in her collection; some of her recent work includes a stunning coral reef scene painted on a motorcycle!

You can view some of her work You can reach her via email by clicking on the image below: