Craig Johnson, local watercolor artist and photographer and Joy Johnson, writer, have created and published four books containing colorful, close-up photographs of birds, most found on Whidbey Island.
Together, the Johnsons study ornithology and have spent countless hours observing and photographing birds in the field and in their own yard.
Using Craig's photos, animations and graphics they created a movie, "Birds and Backyard Wildlife Habitat", to share their passion and inspire others to protect birds and wildlife habitat, starting right in their own backyard.
In addition to their popular photographic book of local birds, Our Pacific Northwest Birds & Habitat, the Johnsons authored two children's books, "Harry the Woodpecker's Search for a Home" and "The Amazing Hummingbird Story of Red Rufous", both beautifully illustrated in watercolor. Craig has also constructed an extensive website with more bird photos and information: www.pugetsoundbackyardbirds.com