BCR 085: Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle; The Warbler Guide

Stephenson and Whittle

Both Tom and Scott are Co-Authors of The Warbler Guide Book and The Warbler Guide App. The Warbler Guide and App are published by Princeton University Press and recently won the National Outdoor Book Award. The Warbler Guide App just won the 2015. Design Award for AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show.

Tom Stephenson has been birding since he was a kid under the tutelage of Dr. Arthur Allen of Cornell University. His articles and photographs are in museums and many publications including Birding, Birdwatcher’s Digest, Handbook of the Birds and Handbook of the Mammals of the World, and Guide to the Birds of SE Brazil.

Tom has lectured and guided many groups across the US as well as in Asia, where he trained guides for the government of Bhutan. He has donated many recordings of African and Eastern Himalayan rarities and other species to Cornell’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.

He was on Zeiss’s digiscoping team for the World Series of Birding and in 2011 his team won the World Series Cape Island Cup. Tom and team also hold the US record for a Photo Big Day, capturing 208 species on camera in a 24-hour period.

Scott Whittle has 20 years of experience as a professional photographer and educator.  His B.A. in Literature from Northwestern University and M.F.A. in Photography from the School of Visual Arts reflect his passions for writing and photography, and his love of learning and exploration has taken him to over 30 countries and all but four U.S. States.

He is a one-time Big Year record holder for New York State, his and Tom’s team holds the U.S. Photo Big Day record. Scott’s work has been published in a wide variety of well-known newspapers, magazines and other media outlets.  After an extensive photography career in New York City, he now lives and works in Cape May, N.J.

Show Notes:

  • How the Warbler Guide Book came to be.
  • Understanding visual ID and sound ID
  • Topography of birds.
  • Show birds as seen in the field.
  • Learning & understanding audio.
  • Complimentary Mac & PC App with the Book.
  • Surprise Product Announcement!

Mentioned In This Episode:

The Warbler Guide & App

BCR 168: BirdGenie App

BCR 104: Lucas Stephenson, Young Birder

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