Birds of Central Park

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H.N. Abrams, Aug 17, 2005 - Nature - 207 pages
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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.

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User Review  - janemarieprice - LibraryThing

I spent some time with this book this afternoon and it’s quite beautiful and I plan to continue dipping into it. Organized by season (which is helpful for me and my backyard bird watching), the ... Read full review

Birds of Central Park

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Who knew that New York City's beloved Central Park - "a vast green oasis in the middle of a sea of cement" - could host such a plethora of birdlife? Turns out that the 843-acre sanctuary is a mighty ... Read full review

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Cal Vornberger is a professional photographer who lives in New York. When not in Central Park pursuing his passion for wildlife photography, he can be found teaching digital photography at various schools around the city.

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