S O L D O U T
Friday, October 25
Tom Stephenson &
THE WARBLER GUIDE:
The Overlooked ID Points
that Make Identifying
Our warblers are some of the most beautiful birds of the world. But their beautiful colors often blind birders to many of their most important ID points.
This problem is compounded by the often brief and obstructed views we have in the field.
In their new, critically acclaimed book The Warbler Guide, Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle tackle this problem and come up with some useful answers. Their talk will discuss many of these very important but often overlooked ID points such as overall contrast, subtle facial features, color impressions, feather edging, rump contrast, and foraging style, location, and behavior. They will show that even partial views of the bird can be valuable and even diagnostic, and that with the right information every look at a bird can be a good look!
The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. This groundbreaking guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you effectively learn songs and calls.
Tom Stephenson’s articles and photos have appeared in Birding and Bird Watcher’s Digest, at surfbirds.com, and in the Handbook of the Birds of the World. He has guided groups across the United States and Asia. A musician, he has had several Grammy and Academy Award winners as clients, and was director of technology at Roland Corporation.
Scott Whittle lives in Cape May, New Jersey, and has twenty years of experience as a professional photographer and educator. He holds an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, is a fellow of the Macdowell Colony, and is a onetime New York State big year record holder.
You do not have to be a festival participant to join us on Friday, October 25 for this program, but advanced registration is required ($30/person).