Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

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Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest is all about coexisting with the animals commonly found in gardens, ponds, attics, crawl spaces, and other places where humans and wildlife cross paths throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

From bats to woodpeckers, sixty-eight species are described here, with details about feeding and mating habits, family structures, and life cycles. Living with Wildlife explains how to attract animals; how to spot their presence by...

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Overview


Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest is all about coexisting with the animals commonly found in gardens, ponds, attics, crawl spaces, and other places where humans and wildlife cross paths throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

From bats to woodpeckers, sixty-eight species are described here, with details about feeding and mating habits, family structures, and life cycles. Living with Wildlife explains how to attract animals; how to spot their presence by identifying tracks, droppings, and other signs; and how and where to safely view them.

Focusing on the species that provoke the most calls to wildlife agencies and nonprofit groups, the book provides detailed information on how to prevent and solve conflicts with wildlife.

This book is a valuable reference for homeowners, property owners, and property managers; habitat restoration professionals; the wildlife control industry; and private and nonprofit wildlife groups. It can also be used in horticulture and urban wildlife management courses.

Living with Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest includes information on:

--68 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians

--Feeding habits, nesting sites, reproductive habits, ranges, and longevity

--Signs of animals' presence, including tracks, nests, scratch marks, droppings, and calls

--Viewing and attracting animals

--Preventing conflicts with animals

--Controlling animals

--Public health concerns

--Legal status of each species

--Trapping wildlife

--Evicting animals from buildings

--Hiring a wildlife damage control specialist

Russell Link is an urban wildlife biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He is the author of the very popular Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295983868
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 544,673
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Mammals
1 Badgers 3
2 Bats 8
3 Beavers 20
4 Black bears and grizzly bears 28
5 Cougars and bobcats 37
6 Coyotes and gray wolves 44
7 Deer 52
8 Deer mice and house mice 67
9 Elk 73
10 Foxes 81
11 Ground squirrels and marmots 85
12 Moles and shrews 94
13 Moose 103
14 Mountain beavers 108
15 Muskrats and nutrias 114
16 Old world rats and woodrats (packrats) 121
17 Opossums 132
18 Pocket gophers 137
19 Porcupines 146
20 Rabbits and hares 151
21 Raccoons 160
22 River otters 169
23 Skunks 174
24 Tree squirrels and chipmunks 181
25 Voles (meadow mice) 192
26 Weasels and mink 199
Pt. 2 Birds
27 Canada geese and Mallard ducks 206
28 Crows and ravens 217
29 Domestic pigeons (rock dovers) 225
30 Eagles and ospreys 231
31 Great blue herons and belted kingfishers 238
32 Gulls and terns 245
33 Hawks 251
34 House sparrows and native sparrows 260
35 Magpies and jays 266
36 Owls 270
37 Robins and garden finches 276
38 Starlings 284
39 Swallows and swifts 291
40 Woodpeckers, flickers, and sapsuckers 300
Pt. 3 Reptiles and amphibians
41 Frogs and toads 310
42 Salamanders 320
43 Snakes and lizards 326
44 Turtles 336
Pt. 4 Appendices
App. A Trapping wildlife 344
App. B Evicting animals from buildings 356
App. C Hiring a wildlife damage control company 361
App. D The impact of domestic cats and dogs on wildlife 363
App. E State, provincial, and federal contact information 373
App. F Books, organizations, and Internet resources 377
App. G Beaver works - beaver deceiver 383
App. H Beaver works - flexible leveler 384
App. I Nest box predator guard - birds and mammals 385
App. J Nest box predator guard - mammals 386
App. K Squirrel and chipmunk nest box 387
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