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Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies

by (author) Richard Cannings

Heritage House Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2009
General, Birdwatching Guides
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2009
    List Price

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Where to buy it


More than 250 bird species are included in this handy guide to the birds of Interior BC and the Rockies. The region covered runs from the east slopes of the Coast Mountains to the Rockies, including the Okanagan, Thompson, Kootenays, Cariboo-Chilcotin; Jasper, Banff and Waterton national parks; and Highway 16 west from Jasper to Smithers. Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies is aimed at beginner and intermediate birders who wish to identify the birds they regularly spot in this area. However, the book will also appeal to more experienced local and visiting birders who want to learn more about the behaviour, habitat and seasonal occurrence of local birds. Packed with useful information, this handy, portable guide tells you how to identify local birds, find out where they live and what they eat, how to attract birds to your yard and how to select a pair of binoculars. Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies features

  • colour coding by species
  • a checklist to record your sightings
  • 400+ full-colour photos
  • a compact, easy-to-carry size
  • insights from expert birders

About the author


Richard Cannings is a renowned naturalist, conservationist and lecturer on birds and bird habitats. He works as a consulting biologist assessing endangered species and organizing bird population surveys, and he can be heard on the CBC Radio 1 program BC Almanac as its regular birding expert. He is the author of An Enchantment of Birds, The Rockies: A Natural History, and Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies and is co-author of British Columbia: A Natural History, Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, and the upcoming Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. He lives in Penticton, BC.


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Editorial Reviews

A must-have for anyone with any interest in local birds. —Judie Steeves, Kelowna Capital News

Dick Cannings is a well-known international lecturer on birds and their habitat. . . who better to give us the quintessential guide to local birds. . . I can’t recommend this book highly enough. . . a fantastic Christmas gift, if you can wait that long. —Judie Steeves, Kelowna Capital News

This little power pack guide of well thought out and very clear birding material is a must have. . . Superb pictures, excellent presentation and generally entertaining and informative narrative —Jim Peacock, British Columbia Birds

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