National Geographic Field Guide to Birds: New York (Paperback)
Sized for backpack or pocket, each 272-page volume highlights a single state or two and covers 125 species (each with a photograph and range map), with local expertise provided by experienced birders.
Even novice birders will make quick and confident identifications thanks to the uncluttered, easy-to-use format. An introductory locator map pinpoints top birding sites, and customized range maps detail each species' winter, breeding, migration, and resident ranges.
New York boasts a rich mix of city and country birds, from Long Island waterfowl to Niagara's famous gulls and various high-latitude Adirondack species. Springtime hawk-watching makes Derby Hill Bird Observatory a favorite; at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in the Finger Lakes, seasonal migrations promise sightings galore, while New York City's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge shelters birds of interest all year.
About the Author
Jonathan Alderfer, an expert field ornithologist, is among the top birding artists in North America. He is a widely published author and illustrator and has served as associate editor of Birding, the magazine of the American Birding Association. He is currently chief consultant for the National Geographic Birding Program and editor of National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, as well as co-editor for the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 5th edition. He lives in Washington, D.C.