Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City

Leslie Day (Author) Don Riepe (Author)
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Product Details

Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date
July 31, 2015
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

Leslie Day is a New York City naturalist and the author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, also published by Johns Hopkins. Dr. Day taught environmental science and biology for more than twenty years. Today, she leads nature tours in New York City Parks for the New York Historical Society, the High Line Park, Fort Tryon Park Trust, Riverside Park Conservancy, and New York City Audubon. Trudy Smoke is a professor of linguistics and rhetoric at Hunter College, City University of New York and a nature illustrator. She is the illustrator of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City. Beth Bergman is a photographer for the Metropolitan Opera who has been documenting nature for forty-one years. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Opera News, and Paris Match.


"You don't have to live in or be visiting New York to enjoy this book."

--Times Literary Supplement

"Will fill a niche for beginning birders and backyard watchers in the northeastern US..."


"'Take this guide wherever you go, ' [Day] implores readers in the introduction. And we hope many do, since it reveals a New York we long to see, the wild, beautiful city of birds known to Audubon, Chapman, and Griscom."

--Chuck Hagner "BirdWatching Magazine "

"An excellent guide for New York City residents. If you have any interest in the birds around you (and there are plenty of birds around you, even in NYC), this guide will really open your eyes."

--Birder's Library

"Day's deeply researched and richly illustrated Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City will be indispensable to locals and tourists alike."


"These three fabulous New York women have been to every park in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx, seeking out their feathered material. Their pooled talents have yielded a field guide that runs from Double-Crested Cormorants to Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, revealing the richness of diversity in the lives of our fellow New Yorkers from the natural world."

--Huffington Post

"Overall, this guide is not just a source of information, but fosters an appreciation for the wildlife that surrounds us every day."

--American Reference Books Annual