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Media contact: Brooke LeMaire
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
305-667-1651, ext. 3392
BIRDS OF FAIRCHILD BOOK TO SOAR ONTO BOOKSHELVES THIS FALL
Coral Gables, FL, July 24, 2014 – Journey through the marvelous scenery of the tropics with a new book release that birders, photographers, and nature enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy. Written by Dr. James A. Kushlan with photography by Kirsten Hines, Birds of Fairchild contains more than 200 pages of stunning images that highlight birds and the beautiful habitats they live in at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL. Turn the pages and encounter colorful land birds and water birds that make their home in Fairchild’s 83 acres of tropical and subtropical landscapes: buntings, egrets, herons, anhingas and more.
Birds of Fairchild is published by Acclaim Press and will hit bookshelves in October 2014, just in time for Fairchild’s Bird Festival, October 4-5. Retail price is $44.95, including a special 32-page Bird Trail Guide. Now until August 15, 2014, those who pre-order will receive the book for $39.95 with free shipping. The first 300 pre-orders will be personally signed by Kushlan and Hines. A portion of the book sales will benefit Fairchild’s conservation efforts. The book can be ordered online at www.acclaimpress.com by selecting Birds of Fairchild and selecting the Promo Code, or by calling 573-472-9800 or 1-877-427-2665 (toll-free).
“With patience and great passion, photographer Kirsten Hines has captured beautifully the birds of Fairchild,” says Ralph Lee Hopkins, Director of Expedition Photography for Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. “Together with the authoritative text by James A. Kushlan, her images bring to life the wildlife that everyone can see, even in their own backyard. This book belongs on every nature lover’s bookshelf!”
James A. Kushlan established the Bird Conservation Program at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden to aid in biodiversity restoration and to educate visitors on the birds they can find in the garden. Kirsten Hines is a biologist, writer, and photographer who is dedicated to nature travel and conservation. Her photography has been featured in several publications.
The Bird Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in partnership with the Tropical Audubon Society, is held from October 2-5 beginning with two days of off-site field trips and continuing with on-site activities. The event features bird walks, a photo contest, plant sales, and lectures by James A. Kushlan Keynote Speakers James Currie and Dr. Cagan Sekercioglu. Birds of Fairchild will be available for purchase at the festival.
About Birds of Fairchild
Birds of Fairchild celebrates the birds and bird-friendly plants of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the world renowned garden in Coral Gables, Florida. This exciting new book takes the reader on a journey through the garden, its birds, its plants, their interactions, and their conservation through the words of Jim Kushlan and striking nature photography of Kirsten Hines.
About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Established in 1938 and comprising 83 acres in Miami, Fla., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. The world-renowned plant collections feature palms, cycads, orchids, tropical fruit trees and more. Fairchild has the largest education program of any metropolitan area, reaching more than 200,000 schoolchildren each year with environmental programs like The Fairchild Challenge. It aims to inspire a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. Special events include Chocolate, Mango, Orchid and Edible Garden Festivals in addition to an annual art exhibition, concerts, plant sales and more. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. For more info, call 305-667-1651 or visit www.fairchildgarden.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.