Canada is home to nearly 500 species of birds, from the Great Lakes and Great Plains to the forests of the Ontario and the far north Arctic Ocean. Some species, such as certain warblers, weigh as much as a tea bag and some, such as Bald Eagles and American White Pelicans, are giants in the sky. This comprehensive book includes: identification notes, habitat, status, nesting, feeding, voice and notes on similar species. It gives each species's natural history, name origins, specific behaviors, and habits to observe. Species are color coded by habitat with a quick reference guide at the beginning of the book. In addition, there are: mnemonics to help remember species; descriptions of the conservation activities underway in all provinces; beautiful full-color illustrations as well as photographs for each species; over 450 updated range maps; bird watching tips and best sites; appendices of rare and accidental species, life lists, indexes, and glossary. An essential guide for birdwatchers residing in, or planning a trip to, Canada.
|Publisher:||Lone Pine Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Tyler Hoar is an avid naturalist and ornithologist with extensive experience in birding surveys and research across North America. In recent years, he has been involved in bird population studies for the Royal Ontario Museum and the Canadian Wildlife Service in Ontario and Quebec. He has a biology degree from the University of Guelph. When not working, Tyler has traveled extensively through North America, Central America, the South Pacific and Australia while enjoying his passion for birding and nature appreciation.
Ken De Smet is an endangered species biologist with the Manitoba provincial government and has conducted research and conservation efforts for a variety of declining grassland bird species in southwestern Manitoba since the mid-1980s. He participates on numerous recovery teams for species at risk in Manitoba. Ken has also coordinated breeding bird survey efforts in the province for over 20 years and participates in a number of other volunteer wildlife monitoring initiatives.
Biologist Wayne Campbell is the author of over 50 books and more than 500 scientific and popular articles on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. For 20 years he was the curator of Ornithology at the Royal British Columbia Museum. He was also a senior research scientist with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Wayne is a co-founding director of the Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies, a registered non-profit society that houses the largest regional databases for wildlife information in North America.
Gregory Kennedy has been an active naturalist since he was very young. He is the author of many books on natural history, and has also produced film and television shows on environmental issues and indigenous concerns in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, South and Central America, the High Arctic and elsewhere.