Birds of the Pacific Northwest
A Photographic Guide
- PUBLISHED: August 2016
- SUBJECT LISTING: Pacific Northwest / Natural History, Natural History, Nature and Environment
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 464 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5 in, 900 color illus., 400 maps
- ISBN: 9780295999920
Discover more than four hundred bird species in Birds of the Pacific Northwest—the quintessential regional guide for birding devotees at any level. Join renowned bird experts Tom Aversa, Richard Cannings, and Hal Opperman as they illuminate key identification traits, vocalizations, seasonal status, habitat preferences, and feeding behaviors. Full-page accounts of individual species include range maps and over nine hundred photographs by the region’s top bird photographers.
This region is a well-defined biogeographic unit composed of three large ecoregions—the coastal rainforest, North America’s northernmost deserts, and the northern/mid-Rockies to the east. Birds of the Pacific Northwest is your birding handbook for a vast region rich in refuges, protected sanctuaries, public parks, and raw wilderness—and its depth transcends any guidebook that has preceded it.
Authors & Contributors
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.
A useful regional supplement to standard field guides.- The Birdbooker Report
Comprehensive and sophisticated coverage of this key region of our continent . . . . An essential reference for birders west of the continental divide. For the majority of serious birders in the West who tend to limit their explorations to one or another state or province, this guide should expand their horizons and encourage more cross-border birding.- Eugene Hunn, Western Birds
The most useful regional field guide to the birds in the northwest corner of the contiguous United State. . . . Could easily be the only field guide one would need in the Pacific Northwest.- Greg Gillson, Greg in San Diego blog
This one-of-a-kind handbook covers more than 400 species in southern British Columbia, all of Oregon and Washington (ranging as far as 200 miles offshore), Idaho, and even touching on western Montana and Wyoming.- Brian Juenemann, Register-Guard
This handsome book covers the Northwest from the 200-mile line in the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains... It bills itself as a "complete expert guide to Pacific Northwest birds." And so it seems.- Jim Williams, Star Tribune