Birding at the Bridge

Birding at the Bridge

In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

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A photographic guide to the more than 100 different birds discovered in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Heather Wolf, the park’s most avid birder

Heather Wolf fell in love with birding among the tropical birds of Florida. When she moved to Brooklyn, just steps from downtown, she thought she would be hard-pressed to find anything but pigeons. But she was soon to be delightfully surprised!
 
True, the Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today, it points the way to Brooklyn Bridge Park. When Wolf set out to photograph as many birds as she could in the brand-new park, she found more than 100 species: orioles, thrushes, warblers, wrens, and some that are extremely rare to the region. Birding at the Bridge captures every exciting sighting, with seasonal tips on where park-goers are most likely to spot each bird. This practical guide and inspiring story will start city dwellers everywhere on their own birding expeditions!

Bright lights, big city, and . . . birds?

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.


Publisher: New York : The Experiment, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781615193134
1615193138
Branch Call Number: 917.471 WOLF
Characteristics: vii, 279 pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm

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