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Lorimer Pocketguide to Ontario Birds

illustrated by Jeffrey C. Domm

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2006
Birdwatching Guides, Reference
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2006
    List Price

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A concise full-colour guide to wild birds and birding hotspots throughout southern Ontario

Birdwatching is becoming more and more popular. Identifying species at backyard feeders is popular with young and old alike. Throughout Ontario there are areas internationally recognized for the opportunity to see migrant and breeding birds, such as the tundra swan and the peregrine falcon.
This book introduces more than 200 of the top species found throughout southern Ontario. This convenient guide is designed to allow for quick and easy identification. Original full-colour illustrations by Jeffrey Domm show prominent features that birdwatching enthusiasts can see to identify a species. Text and graphic keys give helpful tips for observing. They also show habit preference, egg (for in-province breeding species), months the bird can be seen in the area, and preferred bird feeder type. The birding hotspot section (with an accompanying map) describes and gives direction to dozens of locations across the southern region of the province where good birdwatching is assured.
The Lorimer Pocketguide to Ontario Birds is a handy reference for beginners and a useful local guide for practised birders.

About the author

JEFFREY C. DOMM has had a lifelong interest in nature and wildlife. Over the past two decades he has illustrated more than 20 wildlife books, including the bestselling Formac Pocketguide to Nova Scotia Birds series. He has also created the Lorimer Pocketguide series.

In 2006 Jeffrey Domm was awarded the Mayor`s Prize for Book Illustration by the Mayor of Halifax for his body of work as a book illustrator.

Jeff lives and works close to the shores of Halifax Harbour, in the village of Cow Bay, Nova Scotia.

Jeffrey C. Domm's profile page


  • Winner, Mayor's Award for Book Illustration

Editorial Reviews

"Geared to novice birders, although veterans will also enjoy it, here's just the guide you need to help identify that black streak that just dive-bombed you because you
came too close to its nest....Relying more on visual aids
than wordy descriptions, the book is user-friendly for field use."

Toronto Sun

"Domm's beautiful illustrations are complemented with information on size identification, foot type, flight characteristics, feeding technique and nesting location."

"...provides the reader with an easy way to quickly identify a bird."

" a valuable resource for those who enjoy watching birds."


"Identifying birds accurately can be difficult but with this practical guide, packed with tips, the challenge comes much easier and all the more rewarding."

Hamilton Spectator

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