Date: 1/22/20 8:44 am From: Richard Bailey <wvbirds...> Subject: Final photo request for 2nd WV Breeding Bird Atlas book
We are in the final months of preparing the 2nd WV Breeding Bird Atlas manuscript for publication by Penn State Press. As a part of this process, we have been amassing photographs of both species and their habitats, preferably taken within the state and identified by their county location. As many of you know, photographers will be credited both in opening acknowledgments and with their names accompanying the photographs.
First, we'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who have already submitted excellent photographs for this endeavor. Because of your generosity, we now have more than 80% of the species photographs for the book. We have been amazed by the quality of photographs submitted, which will stand as a testament to the talents of photographers who love our state's birds.
We're hoping, with your help, that we can increase the number of WV photographs for our atlas. In some cases, you may have already submitted a photograph of a particular species on the list below. Please understand that we have been spoiled by the superb quality of the submissions already received, and can't help striving to represent our state with the best possible photos.
Photographs should include the species or habitat, and should depict a spring/summer setting or at least could be interpreted as being taken during those seasons. To meet publisher specifications, please send us the largest file you have of a particular photo, which ideally has not been enhanced by software such as Photoshop or Lightroom, and includes no watermarks. Files that are smaller than 2 Mb will likely not be large enough. To submit photos, email them to <Richard.S.Bailey...> <mailto:<Richard.S.Bailey...> . Email photos individually with their county locations noted in the text of the email.
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Landscape photos for the following:
Allegheny Mountains ecoregion: the "high country" from Mercer north to Preston counties
Allegheny Plateau: western counties, the "hill country"
Cumberland Mountains: southern WV, the coalfields, northeast to Webster County
Ridge and Valley: all areas east of the Allegheny Front
Habitat photos of the following:
Dry-Mesic Oak forest
Dry Oak-Pine forest
Mixed Mesophytic forest
Northern Hardwood forest
Eastern Hemlock forest
Red Spruce forest
Pasture and cropland
High Allegeny Wetlands (e.g. Cranberry Glades, CVNWR, etc)