One of my other photo ventures, NYC Photo News, has been growing by leaps and bounds. We now have over 10,000 photos online and more than 200,000 page views.
I am constantly asked where people can purchase prints of my work or where they can license my images. There are two menu items in the main menu that will take you to my stock site and my print site. If you are a not-for-profit and would like to use one of my images, contact me with project details. The only thing I ask is a photo credit and a copy or link to the finished product.
I have started a photo news agency called NYC Photo News. It is specifically designed to provide photos for bloggers and Web use and not print media. We now have close to 10,000 photos online and are always looking for talented photographers. NYC Photo News have appeared on Web sites around the world.
The dedicated staff and volunteers of the Wild Bird Fund are led by Rita McMahon and Karen Heidgerd. Both are licensed to rehabilitate wilds birds by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have a Federal Migratory Bird Permit License issued by the Department of the Interior. They have a rehabilitation center at 565 Columbus Avenue in New York City where they treat sick and injured birds. Click here to visit the Wild Bird Fund Web site or to make a donation or find out what to do if you find an injured bird.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Starr Saphir on February 5th, at Calvary Hospice in New York, where she had been receiving palliative care after an eleven-year battle with breast cancer.
Our paths crossed many times in the north end of Central Park. She was one of the few people to offer walks in the north end in the early 2000's and she was always quick to pass on sightings and helpful hints.
Starr Saphir says, in the 2012 HBO documentary Birders: The Central Park Effect, that there wasn't much money in offering bird walks Central Park, as she had at that time for nearly 30 years, but she's doing something she loves. "I don't look forward to retiring," she explains. "I am enormously lucky in that I absolutely love what I do every day that I do it. It doesn't mean that it's not tedious for moments, or for hours, or the day when you have to come up with 38 birds and the birds are not cooperating, and you end up with 37. It's work. But I could keep this up for, I think, for hundreds of years. Nobody gets a chance to find that out."
She will be missed.
Birds of Central Park Web Site
You can post your own Central Park photos at birdsofcentralpark.com. While there take a look at the interactive map I created that shows the popular birding spots in Central Park. You can exchange information with other birders/photographers or just browse the forums.