Fernando Ortega is a born storyteller and gifted photographer. In Fernando’s Birds, he takes the reader from the bosques, canyons and mountains of his native New Mexico to the Florida swamps to assemble something akin to a family album of birds. From the common House Finch to the beautiful Lazuli Bunting, each photograph reveals distinguished characters with a back story in a way you may not have imagined birds before. Coupled with his witty, sometimes poignant observations and tales, the over 70 photographs included here will keep you amused and engaged. Best known for his work as a songwriter, singer, composer, and arranger of Christian music, Fernando Ortega here shows his reverence for and delight in the wondrous creatures who share our world.