This illustrated field guide helps readers identify, understand and appreciate the birds of Alberta. It contains full-colour illustrations and detailed descriptions of 388 species, with each account including information on: * Size * Status * Habitat * Nesting * Feeding * Voice * Similar species cross-referenced * Best sites for viewing * Range maps showing seasonal occurrences of the bird and migration routes. * Colour-coded header bars and a quick reference guide make finding information fast and easy. Also includes a glossary of terms and a birder's checklist.
About the authors
Amanda Joynt is still in the early days of her professional life as an ecologist but already she has enjoyed a varied and notable career. She has conducted surveys of rare plants in the Black Hills of South Dakota, mapped vegetation in Tuktut Nogait National Park in the Canadian Arctic, helped round up Wood Bison at Elk Island National Park, worked as a field assistant for the Canadian Wildlife Service and is now enjoying employment as a nature writer for Lone Pine Publishing. Amanda, who grew up in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, received her B.Sc. In Environmental and Conservation Science (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2001.
CHRIS FISHER is a university-educated naturalist with a research background in endangered species management and wildlife interpretation. He has conducted extensive birding expeditions throughout Canada, the United States and Thailand, and he has authored or co-authored several bird books.
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Other titles by Chris Fisher
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Butterflies of British Columbia
Damselflies of Alberta
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