A boy and his mom continue the family tradition of participating in the annual bird count. Since Gramps went South for the winter, the boy hopes to spot Gramps's favorite bird for him—a dove! But with so many different birds in the nature preserve, will he be able to spot one? This heart-warming family story about nature celebrates a holiday census that was first started in 1900 and happens every year.
Lisa J. Amstutz is the author of 100 children's books. Her work has also appeared in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. A former outdoor educator, Lisa specializes in topics related to science, nature, and agriculture. Her background includes a B.A. in Biology from Goshen College and an M.S. in Environmental Science/Ecology from the University of Virginia. Lisa lives with her family on a hobby farm in rural Ohio.