Birds of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Guide

Birds of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Guide


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295999920
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 06/20/2016
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 778,913
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tom Aversa is the coauthor of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, Birds of the Puget Sound Region, and Birds of the Willamette Valley Region. He lives in Unity, Maine. Richard Cannings is a renowned naturalist, conservationist, and bird expert. He is the author of Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies, An Enchantment of Birds, and The Rockies: A Natural History, and is coauthor of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia and British Columbia: A Natural History. He lives in Penticton, BC, Canada. Hal Opperman is the principal author of A Birder’s Guide to Washington and coauthor of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, Birds of the Puget Sound Region, and Birds of the Willamette Valley Region. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

Authors' Preface 6

The Pacific Northwest: Geography, Climate, Ecology 9

Users' Guide 24

Species Accounts

Family Anatidae-Geese, Swans, and Ducks 33

Family Odontophoridae-New World Quails 74

Family Phasianidae-Partridges, Grouse, and Turkeys 78

Family Gaviidae-Loons 91

Family Podicipedidae-Grebes 95

Family Diomcdeidae-Albatrosses 101

Family Procellariidae-Petrels and Shearwaters 104

Family Hydrobatidae-Storm-Petrels 113

Family Phalacrocoracidae-Cormorants 115

Family Pelecanidae-Pelicans 118

Family Ardeidae-Herons and Bitterns 120

Family Threskiornithidae-Ibises and Spoonbills 128

Family Cathartidae-New World Vultures 129

Family Pandionidae-Os preys 130

Family Accipitridae-Kites, Hawks, and Eagles 131

Family Rallidae-Rails and Coots 145

Family Gruidae-Cranes 149

Family Recurvirostridae-Stilts and Avocets 150

Family Haematopodidae-Oystercatchers 152

Family Charadriidae-Plovers 153

Family Scolopacidae-Sandpipers, Snipes, and Phalaropes 160

Family Stercoralidae-Skuas and Jaegers 194

Family Alcidae-Auks 198

Family Laridae-Gulls and Terns 210

Family Columbidae- Pigeons and Doves 233

Family Cuculidae-Cuckoos 238

Family Tytonidac-Barn Owls 239

Family Strigidac-Owls 240

Family Caprimulgidae-Nightjars 254

Family Apodidae-Swifts 256

Family Trochilidae-Hummingbirds 259

Family Alcedinidae-Kingfishers 266

FamilyPicidae-Woodpeckers 267

Family Falconidae-Falcons and Caracaras 280

Family Tyrannidae-Tyrant-Flycatchers 285

Family Laniidae-Shrikes 304

Family Vireonidae-Vireos 306

Family Corvidae-Crows and Jays 311

Family Alaudidae-Larks 321

Family Hirundinidae-Swallows and Martins 323

Family Paridae-Chickadees and Tits 330

Family Aegithalidae-Bushtits 336

Family Sittidac-Nuthatches 337

Family Certhiidae-Treecreepers 340

Family Troglodytidae-Wrens 341

Family Polioptilidae-Gnatcatchers 347

Family Sylviidae-Sylvid-Babblers 348

Family Cinclidae-Dippers 349

Family Regubdae-Kinglets 350

Family Tnrdidae-Thrushes 352

Family Mimidae-Mockingbirds and Thrashers 360

Family Sturnidae-Starlings 364

Family Motacillidae-Pipits and Wagtails 365

Family Bombycillidae-Waxwings 366

Family Calcariidae-Longspurs and Snow Buntings 368

Family Parulidac-New World Warblers 371

Family Emberizidac-New World Sparrows 395

Family Cardinalidae-Cardinal-Grosbeaks 420

Family Ictcridae-Blackbirds and Orioles 425

Family Fringillidae-Finches 436

Family Passeridae-Old World Sparrows 450

References 451

Index 453

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