Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

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Overview

“Partly a bird guide, partly a memoir, and partly a triumph of nature photography.”—The New Yorker

The Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today it points the way to a new green oasis: Brooklyn Bridge Park. When avid birder Heather Wolf moved from tropical Florida to a nearby apartment, she wondered how many species she might see there, and soon came to a surprising realization: Not only is the park filled with an astonishing variety of birds, but the challenges that come with urban birding make them even more fun—and rewarding—to find.

Camera in hand, Heather has captured scores of memorable scenes—a European starling pokes its head out of a hole in a snack shop, a marsh wren straddles two branches, common grackle nestlings clamor for food above the basketball courts—in more than 150 stunning photographs that will entrance birders and bird lovers, wherever their local patch may be. From the familiar-but-striking bufflehead duck to the elusive mourning warbler, every species comes to life on the page, foraging, nesting, and soaring in the slice of the city where they’ve made themselves at home. Discover the thrilling adventure of birding in the great outdoors—in the heart of Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615193134
Publisher: The Experiment, LLC
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,097,382
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

HEATHER WOLF is the author of Find More Birds and Birding at the Bridge. A Brooklyn-based birder, photographer, and educator, she works with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as a web developer, teaches birding classes at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and gives walks and talks for various organizations in New York City and beyond.
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