Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

A Complete Guide, Revised Edition

ISBN 9781772031614
Softcover | Publication Date: March 30, 2018
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
464 Pages

About the Book

The essential bestselling field guide to every bird species found in BC and the Pacific Northwest, now revised and updated.

“For the majority of serious birders in the West who tend to limit their explorations to one or another state or province, this guide should expand their horizons and encourage more cross-border birding. In sum, this guide is an essential reference for birders west of the continental divide, particularly for intermediate and advanced observers.”—Eugene Hunn, Western Birds: The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

Discover more than four hundred bird species in Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest—the quintessential guide for serious birders or those who are ready to take their bird-watching to the next level. In this newly revised and updated edition, join renowned bird experts Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa, and Hal Opperman as they illuminate key identification traits, vocalizations, seasonal status, habitat preferences, and feeding behaviours. Compact full-page accounts include maps and nine hundred photographs by the region’s top bird photographers. With a wide territorial range that covers much of BC through to southern Oregon and the Rocky Mountain crest west beyond the Pacific coast, this is the most complete and comprehensive portable guide of its kind on the market.

About the Author(s)

Hal Opperman is the principal author of A Birder's Guide to Washington; co-author of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, Birds of the Puget Sound Region, and Birds of the Willamette Valley Region; and past editor of the Washington Ornithological Society's journal, Washington Birds. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Richard Cannings is a renowned naturalist, conservationist, and bird expert. He is the author of Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies, An Enchantment of Birds, and The Rockies: A Natural History, and is coauthor of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, Best Places to Bird in British Columbia, and British Columbia: A Natural History. He lives in Penticton, British Columbia.

Tom Aversa is the coauthor of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, Birds of the Puget Sound Region, and Birds of the Willamette Valley Region. He lives in Unity, Maine.

Reviews

"A useful regional supplement to standard field guides." —The Birdbooker Report
"Comprehensive and sophisticated coverage of this key region of our continent . . . . An essential reference for birders west of the continental divide. For the majority of serious birders in the West who tend to limit their explorations to one or another state or province, this guide should expand their horizons and encourage more cross-border birding." —Eugene Hunn, Western Birds
"The most useful regional field guide to the birds in the northwest corner of the contiguous United State. . . . Could easily be the only field guide one would need in the Pacific Northwest." —Greg Gillson, Greg in San Diego blog
"This one-of-a-kind handbook covers more than 400 species in southern British Columbia, all of Oregon and Washington (ranging as far as 200 miles offshore), Idaho, and even touching on western Montana and Wyoming." —Brian Juenemann, Register-Guard