Read "Birder at Large"
Contributing Editor Pete Dunne is an expert birder, a gifted storyteller, a popular public speaker, and one of America's preeminent nature writers. His first article in Birder's World
the essay "Hawks and Feeders," appeared in June 1987. His wide-ranging column "Birder at Large"
appears in every issue of the magazine.
He is vice president for natural history information for the New Jersey Audubon Society
, director of the Cape May Bird Observatory
, and the founder of the annual World Series of Birding
, which raises thousands of dollars for bird-conservation projects. Publications
Dunne is the author of many well-known books about birds and birdwatching.Bayshore Summer: Finding Eden in a Most Unlikely Place (2010)Prairie Spring: A Journey into the Heart of a Season (2009)The Art of Pishing: How to Attract Birds by Mimicking Their Calls (2006)Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion: A Comprehensive Resource for Identifying North American Birds (2006)Pete Dunne on Bird Watching: The How-to, Where-to, and When-to of Birding (2003)The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of Prey (2003)The Feather Quest: A North American Birder's Year (1999)Tales of a Low-Rent Birder (1994)Hawks in Flight: The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors (1989)
Dunne was also a consultant to the fifth edition of Roger Tory Peterson's Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America
(2002), and he wrote the foreword to the book Good Birders Don't Wear White: 50 Tips From North America's Top Birders
(2007). Read about other contributors to BirdWatching