10 Shorebird Projects



10 Shorebird Projects

A master carver explains how he creates magnificent, lifelike birds with wood and paint

In 10 Shorebird Projects, Del Herbert takes readers through the carving and painting processes for 10 different birds, explains how to make cork decoys and silhouettes, and provides tips for creating eyes, making a pleasing sculpture, and sizing your carvings. You’ll find a wealth of information and inspiration.

The book includes the:


Black-necked stilt

Black oystercatcher

Least bittern

Northern lapwing

Glossy ibis

Clapper rail

Purple sandpiper

Eskimo curlew


About the Author

A lifelong hunter and fisherman, Del Herbert began wildfowl carving in 1985. He has won more than 250 blue ribbons and 120 best in show awards and won best in world shootin’ rig in 1998 and 2010. His work has been juried into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Del was selected as a Ward Foundation Living Legend in 2016. He is also the author of Championship Service Class Shorebirds, another Wildfowl Carving Magazine workbench project.


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