Acclaimed wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch has been fascinated by the prairie grasslands for more than 40 years and in love with birds for even longer. His new book celebrates the beauty and biology of the beautiful world of prairie birds. Lynch travelled through rolling grassy plains, wetlands, lazy, winding rivers, sculpted badlands and more to find the amazing array of birds that make these varied habitats their home. Their complex and intriguing lives are explored and revealed through this new collection of photographs.
The prairie grasslands are home to roughly 250 species of birds. Lynch has included birds from a variety of prairie habitats in order to include multiple species. Bird lovers will learn about how to identify the many different species, as well as where to find them, and their dietary habits. From red-necked grebes and ruffed grouse to American white pelicans, Trumpeter swans and turkey vultures, close to 100 prairie birds are featured in A Celebration of Prairie Birds.
Wayne Lynch has been a full-time science writer and photographer for 40 years. He is the author of numerous award-winning books including Mountain Bears, A is for Arctic, Penguins of the World and the titles in the Nature Babies series. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.