"Part of the pleasure of her book, besides excellent photography. . . . is the way [Heather Wolf] shares the circumstances and excitement of particular sightings." - The Wall Street Journal
"Where you may see only pigeons, sparrows and the occasional sea gull, [Heather Wolf] has recorded 130 species, many of which she has beautifully photographed." - The New York Times
"In clear and enthusiastic prose, Wolf draws attention to the remarkable variety of urban birds and their ongoing conservation challenges. . . . This beginner’s guide is as entertaining as it is informative." - Publishers Weekly
Red-breasted Merganser & Crab
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
This photo was taken late last week – before city temperatures rose to the high 50s and melted all the snow!
You can find Song Sparrows foraging on the ground in many locations throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park, including the lawns on Pier 6, Pier 4 Greenway Terrace, and Pier 1. This morning, one was singing while perched in a tree on Bird Island (Pier 4). Listen for them as you walk through the park.
Brant in the City
Taken from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1