Falcon Freeway

These are the illustrations for Falcon Freeway, Christian Hagenlocher's entertaining and thoughtful account of his 2016 North American Big Year, when he became the youngest person to see 750 bird species in one calendar year within the continental US and Canada.  These drawings represent a few of the memorable species he encountered along the way. I encourage you to pick up your own copy of his delightful adventure story, and check out his social media, The Birding Project.

Merlin
Himalayan Snowcock
Rock Ptarmigan
Greater Sage-Grouse
Montezuma Quail
Blue-footed Booby
Yellow Rail
Yellow-billed Loon
Black Storm-Petrel, Least Storm-Petrel
Northern Fulmar
Snail Kite
Northern Goshawk
California Condor
Sabine's Gull
Atlantic Puffin
Whiskered Auklet
Dovekie
Long-tailed Jaeger
Bristle-thighed Curlew
American Woodcock
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Common Pauraque
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Blue Jay
Common Raven
American Dipper
American Robin
Red-flanked Bluetail
Bohemian Waxwing
Bobolink
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Lazuli Bunting
McKay's Bunting
Kirtland's Warbler
Lapland Longspur