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Cape May, NJ - Two years ago, Paige Cunningham had an idea.
Why not get the entire Cape May community involved in an art project.
Not just a few local artists.
Not just some school kids.
It was a radical idea.
The result: Cape May A to Z, a picture book with one jointly produced image for each letter of the alphabet. Local artist Janet Payne came up with the book’s mosaic concept. Cunningham, an art teacher, and artist Janet Payne traveled around the area, taking photos of iconic Cape May images, like the lighthouse, a kite, an osprey. Then, they blew up the photos and divided each image into squares. The two collaborators took their images everywhere, encouraging people to color in a two and a half inch square. Among the many contributors – people at the Cape May Post Office, on the Washington Street Mall, at the West Cape May Farmers’ Market, in the Victoria Manor Nursing Home.
The result: 27 canvases composed of 1728 squares. Cape May A to Z started out as a picture book for kids but evolved into a pictorial guidebook to Cape May, done by the people who know and love Cape May the best.
Seawatching is the challenging act of identifying waterbirds in flight. Since more than one hundred different species can fly past an observation point, often at great speed or in tightly packed, mixed-species flocks, identification of these distant shapes can be a mystery. The keys to the mystery—the subtle traits that unlock the identity of flying waterbirds, be it wingbeat cadence, individual structure, flock shape and behavior, or subtle flashes of color—are revealed in this guide.
Though commonly called seawatching, this on-the-fly observation and identification method is by no means restricted to the coast. There are impressive waterbird migrations on the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, and many inland lakes and rivers. Nor is it restricted to migrating waterfowl, as the principles of flight identification apply as effectively to ducks flushed off a pond as to distant migrating flocks. Like Hawks in Flight and The Shorebird Guide, the Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatchingbreaks new ground, provides cutting-edge techniques, and pushes the envelope in bird identification even further.
|Introduction to The Warbler Guide -YouTube|
Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft-confused calls and songs. The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada. This groundbreaking guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you effectively learn songs and calls.
The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. For more information, please see the author videos on the Princeton University Press website.
- Covers all 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada
- Visual quick finders help you identify warblers from any angle
- Song and call finders make identification easy using a few simple questions
- Uses sonograms to teach a new system of song identification that makes it easier to understand and hear differences between similar species
- Detailed species accounts show multiple views with diagnostic points, direct comparisons of plumage and vocalizations with similar species, and complete aging and sexing descriptions
- New aids to identification include song mnemonics and icons for undertail pattern, color impression, habitat, and behavior
- Includes field exercises, flight shots, general identification strategies, and quizzes
Tom Stephenson's articles and photos have appeared in Birding and Bird Watcher's Digest, at Surfbirds.com, and in the Handbook of the Birds of the World. He has guided groups across the United States and Asia. A musician, he has had several Grammy and Academy Award winners as clients, and was director of technology at Roland Corporation. Scott Whittle lives in Cape May, New Jersey, and has twenty years of experience as a professional photographer and educator. He holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, and is a onetime New York State Big Year record holder.
"The Warbler Guide is a fine book crammed with photographs, tips, expert advice, innovation and information designed to help identify a unique and beautiful set of birds." --Phil Slade, Another Bird Blog
"Fantastic and, yes, ground-breaking. . . . There will be no birder north of the Rio Grande who would turn down this book. There will be few who intend to visit North America that would not want to spend time familiarising themselves with the Wood Warblers, and there is no better way for them than to open these pages and get lost in their cornucopia of detail. . . . Everything from sonograms to seasonal variations, confusion species to aging and sexing and with pretty detailed distribution maps as well. The term 'tour de force' sits well upon its wide shoulders."--Fatbirder
"The Warbler Bible has come forth! This is easily the most comprehensive and fantastic warbler specific guide covering North American Warblers. I am amazed and impressed with each of its features. . . . [A] must-have book."--Robert Mortensen, Birding is Fun
"A warbler feast for the eyes, the answer to the prayers of every birder who has seen a glimpse of yellow, black, and white and said, 'If only that leaf wasn't in the way, I'd know that warbler's name.'. . . The Warbler Guide, by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle, is not just another bird identification book. . . . The authors have thought long and hard about what makes an identification guide work and then approached it their own way. The auditory descriptions of bird song and chips, based on scientific analysis rather than a subjective translation of sound, present a very different approach to identifying birds by ear. The abundance of photographs, the plethora of charts and finding guides, all printed in brilliant color on lovely paper, the clarity of design, make this book a joy to look at and to use."--Donna Schulman, 10,000 Birds
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by pre-purchasing a packet of 10 CMBO Walk Tickets!
Buy a bunch, keep them in the car or with your binoculars--no need to scramble for bills when you want to attend one of our Weekly Walks (usual per-person, per-walk fees: $6 CMBO/NJA Members, $10 Non-members).
Member Walk Tickets: 10 for $50 -- Save $10!
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Available in person at our nature shop the Northwood Center in Cape May Point
CMBO Center for Research & Education
600 Rt 47, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
CMBO Northwood Center
701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212
Open: Thursday-Tuesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Closed: Thursday, November 28
Tuesday, December 24-Wednesday, January 1