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Nature Birdwatching Guides

Birds of Canada

by (author) Tyler Hoar, Ken De Smet & Wayne Campbell

Lone Pine Publishing
Initial publish date
Apr 2010
Birdwatching Guides, Birds, Reference
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
    List Price
    $32.95 USD

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Canada is home to nearly 500 species of birds. 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: * ID, habitat, status, nesting, feeding, voice and similar species * Notes on each species' natural history, name origins, specific behaviours and habits to watch for * Mnemonics to help remember species * Conservation activities underway in all provinces * Beautiful full-colour illustrations and photos for each species * Updated range maps * Birdwatching tips and best sites. * Lone Pine Publishing has produced quality bird field guides for cities and provinces across Canada for many years. This book presents up-to-date, fascinating information to people of all ages interested in watching birds and learning about them.

About the authors

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.

Tyler Hoar's profile page

Ken De Smet's profile page

Wayne Campbell is a renowned bird biologist and co-author of Birds of British Columbia: Volumes 1-4. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he graduated from the University of Victoria in 1976 and received his M.Sc. from the University of Washington in 1983. After graduation he joined the staff of the University of British Columbia as Curator of the Cowan Vertebrate Museum in the Department of Zoology. For almost 20 years, Wayne Campbell has been the Curator of Ornithology at the Royal British Columbia Museum where he conducted wildlife inventories of remote areas of the province including the first complete census of breeding seabird colonies. Since the early seventies, Wayne Campbell has spoken to naturalist groups in almost every B.C. community to impress upon them the importance of their contributions to the knowledge of the birds of our province. He has written more than 300 scientific and popular articles, reports and books on higher vertebrates, including Birds of British Columbia, for which he was one of the six co-authors.

Wayne Campbell's profile page