Professor of Writing, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Dr. Jack Connor has been teaching courses inwriting and natural history at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for more than 25 years. His work has appeared in Audubon, Harrowsmith, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Defenders of Wildlife, Living Bird, and elsewhere. His books are The Complete Birder and Season at the Point: The Birds and Birders of Cape May. 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. Witness the winter bird migration in Cape May this February—for more information on Saturday walks (no advance reservations necessary), contact the Cape May Bird Observatory (www.birdcapemay.org).