Deborah Cramer is the author of The Narrow Edge—a firsthand account of the harrowing, transcontinental voyage of the Red Knot. She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and won the 2016 Reed Award for her environmental writing.

Articles by Deborah Cramer


How Plover Chicks Born in a Parking Lot Spurred a City to Make Its Beach Safer

By Deborah Cramer
May 23, 2019 — The dramatic ups and downs of a Piping Plover family in Gloucester, Massachusetts, show what it takes to protect a threatened species.
Climate-Threatened Birds

Red Knots Are Battling Climate Change—On Both Ends of the Earth

By Deborah Cramer
April 26, 2016 — The tiny, threatened bird is an omen for how devastating ocean acidification can be.