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.
“This is an invaluable guide to over 400 bird species living the three large eco-regions of the Pacific Northwest - coastal rainforest, forested western cordillera, and North America’s northernmost deserts. Colour-code bars and headings help organize the text into groupings by bird family. … This guide is an accessible resource for all ages and useful to all levels of bird observers….”
“[T]his handy guide provides the relevant information for locating, identifying, and understanding a bit about the life histories of just over four hundred bird species to be found in southern British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. It’s just the right size for those going afield”
“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.”