Birder's Guide

MAR 2015

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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50 Birder's Guide to Travel | March 2015 Some of us remember the original of what has become a cultural and cartographic topos, the classic New Yorker cover showing the American hinterland stretching endlessly out beyond the Hudson. First comes Jersey, then comes Kansas City, and then, foating be- tween Las Vegas and Monument Valley, there is Nebraska—that con - venient shorthand for the uncertain middle of an uneasy nowhere. Some of us remember the original of what has become a cultural S o m e o f u s r e m e m b e r t h e o r i g i n a l o f w h a t h a s b e c o m e a c u l t u r a l and cartographic topos, the classic New Yorker cover showing the a n d c a r t o g r a p h i c t o p o s , t h e c l a s s i c N e w Y o r k e r c o v e r s h o w i n g t h e American hinterland stretching endlessly out beyond the Hudson. A m e r i c a n h i n t e r l a n d s t r e t c h i n g e n d l e s s l y o u t b e y o n d t h e H u d s o n . First comes Jersey, then comes Kansas City, and then, foating be- F i r s t c o m e s J e r s e y , t h e n c o m e s K a n s a s C i t y , a n d t h e n , f o a t i n g b e - tween Las Vegas and Monument Valley, there is Nebraska—that con t w e e n L a s V e g a s a n d M o n u m e n t V a l l e y , t h e r e i s N e b r a s k a — t h a t c o n - venient shorthand for the uncertain middle of an uneasy nowhere. v e n i e n t s h o r t h a n d f o r t h e u n c e r t a i n m i d d l e o f a n u n e a s y n o w h e r e .

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