432 pages, colour illustrations
From High Point State Park to Cape May Point, New Jersey is home to an amazing diversity of bird species. More than 375 types of birds nest in the dozens of state parks, forests, and natural areas created by local, state, and national authorities, including the centimeters-long ruby-throated hummingbird and large raptors such as the bald eagle. This guide to the Garden State's birds features 235 bird species in their natural habitats, presented in stunning color photographs complemented by detailed information on their habitats, birdsongs, and tips on when and where to see them. The birds are organized by species for quick reference, and The American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New Jersey includes a complete state bird guide and a directory of birding destinations. This is an excellent resource for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts who want to learn more about New Jersey's natural history and the diversity of its birds.
" [...] This book would be a very good selection to give to a beginning birder or to anyone who's expressed an interest in learning more about New Jersey's birds. The photos are excellent, the text is not overwhelming, and, the selection of species is a useful representation of the birds expected in the state. The more experienced birders in the Northeast who already own many bird books will still be happy to add this book to his library. [...]"
- Avian Review blog, 25-05-2014
"[...] American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of New Jersey is a state field guide that I can actually recommend. It’s a great choice for newer birders in the Garden State, as it includes most of the birds likely to be seen and information specific to the state in a portable, attractive format. This is a great opening act for the American Birding Association state field guide series, which will continue with a volume on Colorado coming in June, and then Florida and Massachusetts later this year."
- Grant McCreary (15-05-2014), read the full review at The Birder's Library
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Rick Wright is a professional birding tour leader with WINGS Birding Tours and a department editor at Birding, the American Birding Association’s flagship publication. He is a regular speaker at birding festivals and conventions. He lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Brian E. Small is a professional bird and nature photographer with more than 20 years of experience. His father, Dr. Arnold Small, was one of the founding members and a former president of the ABA. He lives in the Los Angeles area.