Name That Bird is a game where I look at a stylized bird illustration from some of my favorite picture books and attempt to assign an actual species to it! I’ll be judging the species based on criteria like:

  • Field marks (keeping in mind that hybrids and unique variations DO exist in nature)
  • Beak shape
  • Size
  • Environment
  • Behavior
  • Illustrator’s location

Please note, this in in NO way meant to be shady to the illustrator. Not every drawing of a bird needs to be scientifically correct. This simply a fun game that I (a fanatic of both birds and kid lit) can nerd out about.

This is incredibly extra and I am very, very excited to take this way too seriously!!!