Writer/artist Julie Zickefoose, author of Letters from Eden and The Bluebird Effect, is a Contributing Editor to Bird Watcher’s Digest. Julie loves to introduce people to birdwatching, and now leads excursions abroad. Because she believes birds to be the most vibrant vessels for the life force, painting baby birds as they grow has been her favorite project to date. Her new book, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest was published in spring 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her blog, Julie Zickefoose on Blogspot, counts around 32,000 pageviews each month. She lives with her family on an 80-acre sanctuary in Appalachian Ohio.