I've spent more than 16 years birding and photographing and was always curious about
bird behavior and wanted to learn more about how these beautiful animals live.
This what prompted my idea for this book. Many times while I'm out taking pictures
of a bird, I wonder why it's acting in a certain way, or what it eats, or where it
migrates Although many questions still remain unanswered in the avian world, this
intrigues me. So I thought a book that featured information about the behavior of the
birds I have photographed through the years would make a worthwhile project.
Wings in the Wild: Habits and Habitats of North American Birds is a coffee table book 10.5 x 10 inches consisting of 144 pages with 190 stunning photographs published by Stackpole Books. It's written by Paul Kerlinger, former director of Cape May Bird Observatory New Jersey. He is the author of How Birds Migrate and coauthor of New Jersey at the Crossroads of Migration. He has studied birds all his life and has a wealth of about how and where birds live.
Below are some reviews of the "Wings in the Wild."
"Tom Vezo has it all: an artist's eye for composition, superb photographic technique, and an ability to convey the true essence of a bird on film. This outstanding collection sets him apart as one of the top nature photographers of today. The exquisite photos and well-chosen words will lead to a deeper understanding of birds and their habits."
Don and Lillian Stokes,
Authors of Stokes Field Guides,
Hosts of "Stokes Birds at Home"
"Any time you conjoin the talented likes of photographer Tom Vezo and scientist Paul Kerlinger the result must border on magic. Wings in the Wild is as much a treat for the mind as the eye; every turn of the page is an adventure as exciting as birding itself."
New Jersey Audubon