"Though Cape May is best known for its concentrations of migrants in fall, one of my favorite things to do here is visit the breeding birds in spring. As soon as I reach Sunset Bridge in Belleplain State Forest, I hear the calls and songs of hooded warblers from within the dense mountain laurel understory. It's hard to believe that such colorful birds can be difficult to locate, but that makes them even more thrilling to finally see. I always enjoy sharing these beauties with fellow birders."
Louise Zemaitis is a freelance artist/naturalist living in West Cape May, New Jersey. Her artwork has been widely published. She is a tour leader for WINGS, traveling to such exciting destinations as Belize, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Alaska. As an associate with New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory she leads bird and butterfly walks, teaches workshops, coordinates the Monarch Monitoring Project, and is curator of its art gallery. She and her husband Michael O'Brien also mentor young birders through the American Birding Association and Leica.
A limited edition of 300 prints has been created in a horizontal format. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the matted size is 18" x 14", and the framed sized is approximately 20" x 16". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.