Pete Dunne is an acclaimed birder and author, and is a contributing writer for Bird Watching Magazine, and founder of the World Series of Birding, and is the former director of Cape May Bird Observatory, and vice president of the New Jersey Audubon Society. Since 1976 when he served as the first hawk counter in Cape May, Pete has brought thousands of people to greater awareness and understanding of the natural world. He has led tours to Antarctica, Australia, the Bearing Sea, Kenya, Ecuador, and Panama. He has specialized in teaching birding workshops since 1979.
Called by the Wall Street Journal “The Bard of Birding” he is author of numerous books, including Hawk-watch, A Guide for Beginners; Hawks in Flight: A Guide to Identification of Migrant Raptors (co-authored with Clay Sutton); The Feather Quest; Before the Echo: Essays on Nature; Tales of a Low-Rent Birder; More Tales of a Low-Rent Birder; The Wind Masters: Lives of North American Birds of Prey; Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion; and The Art of Pishing. and PETE DUNNE ON BIRDING. Pete is well-known for his columns and contributions to publications such as American Birds, Birding, Living Bird, Wildlife Conservation, and WildBird.
Pete and his wife Linda, who is an accomplished birder, author, and photographer, will be escorting a Caribbean Conservation Trust group to Cuba in April, 2018with CCT lead ornithologist Michael Good and our Cuban team.