Joy Johnson, writer, and Craig Johnson, local watercolor artist and photographer, have created and published four books containing colorful, close-up photographs of birds, most found on Whidbey Island.
In addition to their popular photographic book of local birds, Our Pacific Northwest Birds & Habitat, the Johnsons recently released a new children's book - Harry the Woodpecker's Search for a Home. This new book has a similar message to the Birds, Backyard Habitat & Beyond DVD. Like their first children's book, The Amazing Hummingbird Story of Red Rufous, it is beautifully illustrated in watercolor.
Together, the Johnsons study ornithology and have spent countless hours observing and photographing birds in the field. They put together presentations using Craig's photos and colorful graphics to share their passion and inspire others to protect birds and wildlife habitat.
Craig has also constructed an extensive website with more bird photos and information: www.pugetsoundbackyardbirds.com