|Primary Format: Paper|
|Size:||6 x 9 in.|
Birding: The Hudson Valley
Kathryn J. SchneiderE-book: $24.99
This book is an excellent guide to the best birding sites in the Hudson Valley that will lead me to plenty of places I have not yet explored.
—Jeremy Kirchman, curator of birds, New York State Museum
More than a book about where and when to bird, Schneider’s guide also covers how to bird. Included are techniques, equipment, and skill-building activities-along with information about the regional birding community and birding ethics. Schneider offers a welcome focus on conservation through eBird, Christmas Bird Counts, and other community science efforts to track the health of our planet through birding.
—Anne Swaim, executive director, Saw Mill River Audubon
This book has something for everyone! Beginners get started with tips for learning bird songs and calls, buying binoculars, field guides, and apps, and joining local bird clubs. Experts can learn all about terrific destinations along the Hudson River from Troy to New York City, including directions, maps, history, habitats, and species found. And there is more-read about the role of glaciers, and later, humans, in altering the landscape of this region.
—Joan Collins, editor of New York Birders
KATHRYN J. SCHNEIDER, a Hudson Valley native, has spent decades studying the behavior, ecology, and distribution of birds. An award-winning author, teacher, and conservationist, she is a past president of the New York State Ornithological Association.