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About Higbee

Werner Tedesco

National Geographic names Cape May, N.J. top 10 worldwide destination for bird watching. Snowy owls migrate to the Atlantic Coast from the Arctic Tundra searching for food and a place that reminds them of home. Most of these snowies are young. Their winter arrival causes much excitement among the local bird lovers, scientist, photographers, writers and artist. People of all ages are moved by these mysterious creatures.

Unfortunately, Higbee, our beloved goodwill ambassador, was killed in a fierce Nor’easter snow storm.

I was so touched by this majestic snowy owl that I found myself painting him and from my paintings my children’s adventure story “Saving Higbee” was born.