Whether you watch birds on the shores of Long Island, at the Bashakill Marsh, at Niagara Falls, or just at your backyard feeder, this volume will help you appreciate what our Empire State has to offer. It will give you a historical perspective, and it will tell you what we can hope to look forward to in the future if we are vigilant stewards of our natural world.—Governor George E. PatakiThe "bible" of the state's birders since its publication in 1974, John Bull's Birds of New York State has now been completely revised and updated by the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs. This eagerly awaited survey of bird life in the state today provides new and thorough accounts of all 451 species on the official New York State checklist. The book features 7 new maps—4 in full color—and 30 striking sketches by bird artist Dale Dyer.Birders will find chapters covering topics from the prehistoric birds of the region to contemporary bird habitats and the ways in which current classification is being affected by DNA data and research. The species accounts themselves pay particular attention to date parameters and frequency of occurrence, details that are important to the active birder. Where applicable, full subspecies discussions are included.Meticulously prepared by the editor, Emanuel Levine, and the more than 70 members of the Federation who served as authors, this book will prove invaluable to birdwatchers statewide—whether backyard feeder watchers, casual birders, or dyed-in-the-wool enthusiasts.
Author: Cal Vornberger
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2017-03-28
See the concrete jungle revealed as a secret habitat for an array of avian life Many marvelous species of bird call New York’s boroughs home, though it takes a keen eye to spot them. Birds of New York City is the culmination of years of work from photographer Cal Vornberger. The product of a master photographer’s patience and ardor, Vornberger’s spectacular images, taken across all five boroughs in all four seasons, reveal an urban environment teeming with wildlife only steps away from speeding cabs and rushing pedestrians. Accompanying these expertly captured images are Vornberger’s engaging anecdotes about his experiences birding in the city, along with helpful photography tips for professionals, hobbyists, or even interested novices, including a detailed list of his trusted equipment. More than two hundred species pass through New York each year, about one-third of the species found in the entire country. With hundreds of dazzling pictures taken year-round and city-wide, Birds of New York City brings these elusive creatures to light for readers everywhere to experience.
Eins ist klar: Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, schnappt sich ein Fernglas und geht in den nächsten Park, um Vögel zu beobachten. 115 Städte weltweit hat Urban Birder David Lindo besucht und erzählt erstaunliche und inspirierende Geschichten über die Vögel, die er auf seinen Trips erlebt hat. Auch in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz war er unterwegs, hat Experten vor Ort getroffen oder sich einfach durch den Großstadtdschungel treiben lassen. Denn Vögel beobachten kann man in der Stadt praktisch immer und überall. „Look up!“, lautet das einfache Motto des sympathischen Briten. So öffnet er unsere Augen für die Wildnis in den Städten und nimmt uns mit zu spannenden Abenteuern im urbanen Alltag.
Author: P. A. Buckley
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2018-12-15
Urban Ornithology is the first quantitative historical analysis of any New York City natural area’s birdlife and spans the century and a half from 1872 to 2016. Only Manhattan’s Central and Brooklyn’s Prospect Parks have preliminary species lists, not revised since 1967, and the last book examining the birdlife of the entire New York City area is now more than fifty years old. This book updates the avifaunas of those two parks, the Bronx, and other New York City boroughs. It treats the 301 bird species known to have occurred within its study area—Van Cortlandt Park and the adjacent Northwest Bronx—plus 70 potential additions. Its 123 breeding species are tracked from 1872 and supplemented by quantitative breeding bird censuses from 1937 to 2015. Gains and losses of breeding species are discussed in light of an expanding New York City inexorably extinguishing unique habitats.
Author: Marcia T. Fowle
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2001-04
Provides up-to-date descriptions of forty important birding sites within the metropolitan area of the five boroughs of New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, and Westchester County, along with detailed maps, lists of birds that can be seen at each site, information on public transportation, suggestions for day trips, and other birding resources. Original.
Look around New York, and you’ll probably see birds: wood ducks swimming in Queens, a stalking black-crowned night-heron in Brooklyn, great horned owls perching in the Bronx, warblers feeding in Central Park, or Staten Island’s purple martins flying to and fro. You might spot hawks and falcons nesting on skyscrapers or robins belting out songs from trees along the street. America’s largest metropolis teems with birdlife in part because it sits within the great Atlantic flyway where migratory birds travel seasonally between north and south. The Big Apple’s miles of coastline, magnificent parks, and millions of trees attract dozens of migrating species every year and are also home year-round to scores of resident birds. There is no better way to identify and learn about New York’s birds than with this comprehensive field guide from New York City naturalist Leslie Day. Her book will quickly teach you what each species looks like, where they build their nests, what they eat, the sounds of their songs, what time of year they appear in the city, the shapes and colors of their eggs, and where in the five boroughs you can find them—which is often in the neighborhood you call home. The hundreds of stunning photographs by Beth Bergman and gorgeous illustrations by Trudy Smoke will help you identify the ninety avian species commonly seen in New York. Once you enter the world of the city’s birds, life in the great metropolis will never look the same.
Author: Sam Crowe
Release Date: 2015-07-04
Descriptions and fun facts about 50 birds of New York. 25 species are common in backyards or at feeders. An additional 25 species are common and widespread throughout the state. The magazine format provides space for beautiful images taken by outstanding bird photographers. Includes feed preferences.
Created for beginning and intermediate birders, this easy-to-use guide provides an introduction to the wide variety of bird species that frequent New York City and Long Island. From springs joyous return of colorful migrating birds to the parade of winter waterfowl that crowds Long Islands north and south shores, this guide provides 135 stunning digital photosincluding the 15 most common female birdsto help you determine which species you see. Seven double-sided, laminated, waterproof panels fold into a handy size that fits in your daypack, waist pack, or glove compartment. Whether youre sitting on your Montauk porch, scoping the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, hiking a unit of the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge system, or birding Central Park for the first time, youll find the birds you see in this simple guide.
Author: Robert F. Andrle
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 1988-01-01
This generously illustrated, easy-to-use reference gives instant information on 238 birds that are native to New York State. The core of the atlas is a series of accounts of each species, each account including a distribution map with possible, probable, or confirmed breeding. Facing each map is an explanatory page of text that covers a number of topics: abundance, historical and current distirbution, habitat, and nest description and location. On the same page is an illustration of the bird, often with its nest and young.
Author: Chris Fisher
Publisher: Renton, WA ; Edmonton : Lone Pine Pub.
Release Date: 1998
These attractive guides identify the birds most likely to be seen in your city's backyards, streets and parks. The books introduce the fascinating and popular pastime of birdwatching and include advice on building feeders and birdhouses. Color illustrations help you identify birds quickly while the text provides interesting information about each bird. These books are easy-to-use references for the urban birdwatcher.