Birds of Central Park

Birds of Central Park

by Cal Vornberger, Marie Winn
     
 
Central Park is an 843-acre oasis in the middle of Manhattan's vast network of steel, concrete, and glass. It is also, according to the New York City Audubon Society, one of the top ten birding spots in America. More than 200 species pass through the park on their migratory routes each spring and fall, close to one third of the bird species found in the United States.

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Central Park is an 843-acre oasis in the middle of Manhattan's vast network of steel, concrete, and glass. It is also, according to the New York City Audubon Society, one of the top ten birding spots in America. More than 200 species pass through the park on their migratory routes each spring and fall, close to one third of the bird species found in the United States. For the past two and a half years Cal Vornberger has been in the park every day photographing these feathered park residents. The best of those images are now collected in this gorgeous volume.

Vornberger's photos capture birds engaged in all types of activities: feeding, bathing, caring for their young, flying, singing. Among the more than 100 species featured are warblers, egrets, herons, kingfishers, a boreal owl, and hawks (including the famous Pale Male, whose eviction last December from its ritzy Fifth Avenue perch sparked nationwide news stories). Packaged inside the book is a removable foldout pocket guide. Vornberger's spectacular photography, interspersed with his comments about birds, the park, and photography, will appeal to all bird-watchers, nature lovers, photography aficionados, and visitors to New York's Central Park.

Editorial Reviews

Not even avid New Yorkers know that Manhattan's Central Park is one of the top ten birding sites in the country. Each spring and fall, more than 200 species pass through the park on their migratory flights. (That's close to one-third of all U.S. bird species.) For two and a half years, photographer Cal Vornberger has been in the park every day, photographing these feathery visitors. This gorgeous pictorial offers stunning color visuals of more than 100 species, including warblers, egrets, kingfishers, herons, a boreal owl, and hawks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810959170
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 10.37(h) x 1.00(d)

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