"Bird Nerd" Birding Zine Volumes One-Four Set
Zine (zeen): magazine especially: a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter. Merriam-Webster
Zines can also be about a subject the author is passionate about. One of my passions is birding. I started creating small 16 page zines about North American birds in 2018. All the birds in these self-published zines are from my personal bird list with factual information and personal observations on each species. The information is brief and intended to spark curiosity for further research. Some species are depicted in slight anthropomorphic form (the birds are realistic but there's a comedic element added!) and some are depicted in realistic form.
Vol. One includes the species: Red-shouldered hawk, Blue jay, American robin, Rose-breasted grosbeak, Eastern towhee, Wood thrush, and Barred owl.
Vol. Two includes the species: Northern mockingbird, Carolina chickadee, Tufted titmouse, Great blue heron, Killdeer, Ruby-throated hummingbird, Bald eagle, and Downy woodpecker.
Vol. Three includes the species: Red-headed woodpecker, Carolina wren, Brown-headed cowbird, Black skimmer, Blue-gray gnatchatcher, Eastern meadowlark, and Red-tailed hawk.
Vol. Four includes the species: Wood duck, Indigo bunting, Northern cardinal, Turkey and Black vultures, American kestrel, White-throated sparrow, and a surprise species!
My zines are photocopied, trimmed, and stapled twice on the spine. Folded size: 4.25" x 5.5". There are enough black and white areas for birding enthusiasts to color with their own color pencils. I don't recommend markers or paint as they will bleed through the paper.
More volumes will be arriving in the near future, so check back later!