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The ultimate photographic guide to over 400 birds species found in western Canada, ideal for bird watchers of all ages.
Updated in this 2nd edition to reflect the latest taxonomic data, Birds of Western Canada is the complete guide to 410 species of birds found west of the 100th Meridian in Canada, including the most common species and rare birds.
Perfect for both dedicated and casual bird watchers, this regional guide includes stunning full-colour photographs revealing individual species with unrivaled clarity. The 387 most commonly seen birds are given full-page profiles with readable accounts detailing notable characteristics and information on everything from behavior and habitat to nest construction and conservation status. Each profile also features diagrams of flight patterns and statistics of size, wingspan and lifespan. Information on similar birds is provided to make differentiation easy, from game birds and waterfowl to shorebirds and swifts, to owls, wood warblers, finches, and more.
Written by a team of more than 30 birders and ornithologists with expertise in particular species or families, and produced in association with David M. Bird, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology at McGill University.
David M. Bird is Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology and former Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre at McGill University. As a past-president of the Society of Canadian Ornithologists, a director with Bird Studies Canada, and a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union, he has received several awards for his conservation and education efforts. Dr. Bird is a regular columnist for both Bird Watcher's Digest and Canadian Wildlife and is the author of several books and over 200 scientific publications. He is the consultant editor for DK's Birds of Canada, Pocket Birds of Canada, and Birds of Eastern Canada.