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Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

A Complete Guide, Second Edition

ISBN 9781772033274
Softcover | Publication Date: July 28, 2020
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
464 Pages

About the Book

The ultimate bestselling field guide to birds of the Pacific Northwest bioregion, now fully revised in its Second Edition!

“An essential reference for birders west of the continental divide, particularly for intermediate and advanced observers.”—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. Now in its Second Edition, this bestselling field guide is fully updated to conform to recent comprehensive revisions to taxonomic standards and sequencing of avian families, making it consistent with the most current print and online resources.

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 portable guide of its kind on the market.

About the Author(s)

Richard Cannings was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley of BC and worked for most of his career as a biologist. He curated the Cowan Vertebrate Museum at the University of British Columbia for 17 years, then worked with Bird Studies Canada for 16 years, coordinating Canadian Christmas Bird Counts, the eBird program, and the British Columbia Owl Survey. He was a founding director of the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance and has also served as a board member for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Richard has written over a dozen books on the natural history of British Columbia, including Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies. In 2015 he moved from biology to politics and now serves as a Member of Parliament in Ottawa.

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.

Tom Aversa is the co-author of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, Birds of the Puget Sound Region, and Birds of the Willamette Valley Region. He lives in Maine, where he participates in citizen science and enjoys teaching about wildlife and mentoring young naturalists while working to conserve land for the Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.

Reviews

"An essential reference for birders west of the continental divide, particularly for intermediate and advanced observers." -Western Birds: The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists