About The Book
Cape May Point, New Jersey, is home to a natural phenomenon of stunning proportions. Each autumn millions of migrating birds converge here on their annual flight to wintering grounds as far away as Brazil and Peru. Season at the Point, the rich and telling story of the birds and birders of Cape May, evokes the sense of mystery and excitement that pervades the Cape as birders gather to count owls by the hundreds, hawks by the tens of thousands, and shorebirds and songbirds by the hundreds of thousands.
“Season at the Point is compelling natural history. Connor seems to have had nearly as much fun researching the book as we have in reading it.” –Wendy Wallace, Miami Herald
“This is hunkered-down-in-the-blind reporting from a fine naturalist writer who seems able to make a sunset linger while he and his readers strain to see the last silhouetted shape in the winter sky at the Point.” –Publishers Weekly
“While there’s much of ornithological interest here, particularly in the descriptions of bird behavior and ecology, there’s also a lot of human interest in the portraits of the avid birders attracted by this annual phenomenon.” –Booklist
“An informative book, skillfully put together.” –Mary S. Cowen, Christian Science Monitor
“Jack Connor gives us an intimate view of the currents, countercurrents and passions of the naturalists whose lives revolve around Cape May’s annual drama of migration. This book is bound to lead others to appreciate and protect the birds of prey that grace our skies and the wild lands they need to survive.” –Roger Tory Peterson