Birds and Birding at Cape May

Author: Clay Sutton
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811731348
Format: PDF, ePub
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Insider information that will help any birder make the most of a visit to Cape May, New Jersey, one of the most important birding sites in North America, is offered in this guide that features a complete Cape May bird list and a description of the region's history.

Season at the Point

Author: Jack Connor
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780871134752
Format: PDF, Docs
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Conveys the story of the birds and birders that gather in Cape May Point, N.J., describing the adaptations, migratory patterns, and aerodynamics of the birds

A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey

Author: William J. Boyle
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813530857
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New Jersey is one of the smallest and most densely populated states, yet the remarkable diversity of its birdlife surpasses that of many larger states. Well over 400 species of birds have been recorded in New Jersey and an active birder can hope to see more than 300 species in a year. William J. Boyle has updated his classic guide to birding in New Jersey, featuring all new maps and ten new illustrations. The book is an invaluable companion for every birder - novice or experienced, New Jerseyan or visitor. A Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey features: * More than 130 top birding spots described in detail * Clear maps, travel directions, species lists, and notes on birding * An annotated list of the frequency and abundance of the state's birds, including waterbirds, pelagic birds, raptors, migrating birds, and northern and southern birds at the edge of their usual ranges * A comprehensive bibliography and index The guide also includes helpful information on: * Birding in New Jersey by season * Telephone and Internet rare bird alerts * Pelagic birding * Hawk watching * Bird and nature clubs in the state

Bird Studies at Old Cape May

Author: Witmer Stone
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811731515
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the early 1900s, ornithologist Witmer Stone spent years observing and recording the bird life in and around Cape May, New Jersey, one of the premier birding spots in the country. The details of his observations, first published in 1937 by the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club and long out of print, are republished here for the first time in one volume. Where the birds live, their habits and behaviours, physical descriptions, what they eat, when they migrate, and how population status has shifted -- all described in vivid detail. A unique look at how birding in Cape May has changed, and how it's stayed the same.

Birds of Cape May

Author: Kevin T. Karlson
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764335341
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New Jersey's southern Cape is host to huge annual bird migrations, making Cape May one of the best bird-watching locations in the world. Over 400 species have been spotted here. See exquisite photographs that present shore, prey, and song birds commonly seen at Cape May in lively action and flight themes. Birds are shown in foliage appropriate to different seasons, with anecdotes and natural history in concise photo captions. This is a treasure for all who love birds and wildlife photography.

Pete Dunne on Bird Watching

Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395906866
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The noted bird expert provides an authoritative introduction to the world of birding, outlining the tools and techniques of birdwatching, ten simple keys to bird identification, the art of birding by sound and by scope, how to locate difficult to find birds, and more. Original.

The Birds of New Jersey

Author: William J. Boyle Jr.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400838288
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New Jersey provides some of the most varied and exciting birding in North America, and more than 450 species have been recorded in the state. Yet there has been no comprehensive and readily available guide to the status and distribution of all these species--until now. The Birds of New Jersey is the most up-to-date and succinct guide for the birds of New Jersey and includes all species known to the state from historical times to the present. Featuring over 200 color photos of rarities and regular species, this book authoritatively provides individual entries that include a summary of status and seasonal distribution, and comments on changes over time. Detailed color-coded maps accompany species accounts, and for species recorded five or fewer times, dates and locations of each record are noted. The introduction examines the state's geography, the history of bird records, and background information to species accounts, and the extensive bibliography guides birders to original sources used in the book. This is the essential resource for birders, ornithologists, and nature enthusiasts interested in the birds of New Jersey and the greater surrounding region. Most up-to-date status and distribution guide for New Jersey and surrounding region All bird species known to the state Species accounts describe the preferred habitat and abundance of species Range maps in color detail seasonal distribution For migratory birds, spring and fall migration times indicated More than 200 color photographs of rare and common species

The Crossley ID Guide Eastern Birds

Author: Richard Crossley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400839238
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species. These scenes--640 in all--are composed from more than 10,000 of the author's images showing birds in a wide range of views--near and far, from different angles, in various plumages and behaviors, including flight, and in the habitat in which they live. These beautiful compositions show how a bird's appearance changes with distance, and give equal emphasis to characteristics experts use to identify birds: size, structure and shape, behavior, probability, and color. This is the first book to convey all of these features visually--in a single image--and to reinforce them with accurate, concise text. Each scene provides a wealth of detailed visual information that invites and rewards careful study, but the most important identification features can be grasped instantly by anyone. By making identification easier, more accurate, and more fun than ever before, The Crossley ID Guide will completely redefine how its users look at birds. Essential for all birders, it also promises to make new birders of many people who have despaired of using traditional guides. Revolutionary. This book changes field guide design to make you a better birder A picture says a thousand words. The most comprehensive guide: 640 stunning scenes created from 10,000 of the author's photographs Reality birding. Lifelike in-focus scenes show birds in their habitats, from near and far, and in all plumages and behaviors Teaching and reference. The first book to accurately portray all the key identification characteristics: size, shape, behavior, probability, and color Practice makes perfect. An interactive learning experience to sharpen and test field identification skills Bird like the experts. The first book to simplify birding and help you understand how to bird like the best An interactive website--www.crossleybirds.com--includes expanded captions for the plates and species updates

Tales of a Low Rent Birder

Author: Pete Dunne
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292715745
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tales of a Low-Rent Birder is a collection of nineteen essays and sketches written between 1977 and 1985. It was originally published in 1986.

Why Don t Woodpeckers Get Headaches

Author: Mike O'Connor
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807085898
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 1983, Mike O'Connor opened the Bird Watcher's General Store on Cape Cod, which might well have been the first store devoted solely to birding in the United States. Since that time he has answered thousands of questions about birds, both at his store and while walking down the aisles of the supermarket. The questions have ranged from inquiries about individual species ("Are flamingos really real?") to what and when to feed birds ("Should I bring in my feeders for the summer?") to the down-and-dirty specifics of backyard birding ("Why are the birds dropping poop in my pool?"). Answering the questions has been easy; keeping a straight face has been hard. Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Headaches? is the solution for the beginning birder who already has a book that explains the slight variation between Common Ground-Doves and Ruddy Ground-Doves but who is really much more interested in why birds sing at 4:30 A.M. instead of 7:00 A.M., or whether it's okay to feed bread to birds, or how birds rediscover your feeders so quickly when you've just filled them after a long vacation. Or, for that matter, whether flamingos are really real.