Birding is one of the most popular and fastest-growing outdoor activities, but it can seem intimidating for beginners who don't know where, when, or how to search for birds. Fortunately, Pete Dunne, one of the most popular and respected writers in the field, has written a guide that will help even the most casual observers identify the skills and tools they need to develop their interest in birding.
Pete Dunne is the author of a dozen birding books, including Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion, The Art of Bird Identification, The Feather Quest, and Tales of a Low-Rent Birder. Birding ambassador with the New Jersey Audubon Society's Cape May Bird Observatory, he has written articles for virtually every birding magazine and for the New York Times. He lives in Cumberland County, New Jersey.