"When visiting family in my native haunts of Oregon, I always revel in that landscape, taking field notes in pencil and watercolor. This female Pacific form merlin, shown here in the MacDonald Forest, is returning from breeding grounds to the north in Washington and British Columbia."
Alan Messer is the president of the Linnaean Society of New York. His works have been shown at The Cape May Bird Observatory, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, and the Lincoln Center. His illustrations appear in books, field guides, and periodicals, including BWD's Backyard Bird Newsletter.
A limited edition of 300 prints has been created in a horizontal format. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the matted size is 18" x 14", and the framed sized is approximately 20" x 16". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.