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Nature Birdwatching Guides

Birdfinding in British Columbia

by (author) Richard Cannings & Russell Cannings

illustrated by Donald Gunn

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
May 2013
Birdwatching Guides, Handbooks & Manuals, Western Provinces
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2013
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The definitive guide to finding birds in British Columbia, from Canada's top birding team.

Veteran naturalist and birdfinder Richard Cannings and his son, Russell Cannings, a gifted birder in his own right, use their combined knowledge and expertise to guide readers to the best birding sites in the province. Packed with descriptions of the natural history, ecosystems, and diverse landscapes of British Columbia and accompanied by numerous maps, this thorough guide is enhanced by Donald Gunn's charming line drawings and the authors' infectious~enthusiasm, making it a must-have for novice and expert birders alike.

About the authors


Richard Cannings is a renowned naturalist, conservationist and lecturer on birds and bird habitats. He works as a consulting biologist assessing endangered species and organizing bird population surveys, and he can be heard on the CBC Radio 1 program BC Almanac as its regular birding expert. He is the author of An Enchantment of Birds, The Rockies: A Natural History, and Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies and is co-author of British Columbia: A Natural History, Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, and the upcoming Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. He lives in Penticton, BC.


Richard Cannings' profile page


Russell Cannings works as a field biologist. In 2011, he and his father set a twenty-four-hour bird record for the province (202 species), and in 2012, Maclean's named him Canada's top birder.


Russell Cannings' profile page


Donald Gunn's original artwork has appeared in hundreds of publications including: An Enchantment of Birds, The Natural History of British Columbia, The Rodents and Lagomorphs of BC, and The Carnivores of BC.


Donald Gunn's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"A must-have for novice and expert birders alike." —the Guardian

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