Memorable Birds in Books

by Alyson Mosquera Dutemple
In honor of the 26th annual Great Backyard Bird Count taking place from February 17 to February 20 this year, we here at Project Write Now are celebrating birds in books. From Poe’s infamous raven to Donna Tartt’s stolen goldfinch painting, birds have long captivated poets, novelists, children’s book writers, and essayists. Here’s a list of some memorable avian characters in poetry, fiction, and memoir you can check out the next time you’re in need of feathery inspiration.