This easy-to-use field guide will help even the novice birder identify the species encountered in backyards and along wilderness trails across Alberta. Over 80 different birds are featured, complete with colour illustrations, photographs of eggs, and extensive natural history.
About the authors
CHRIS FISHER is a university-educated naturalist with a research background in endangered species management and wildlife interpretation. He has conducted extensive birding expeditions throughout Canada, the United States and Thailand, and he has authored or co-authored several bird books.
Amanda Joynt is still in the early days of her professional life as an ecologist but already she has enjoyed a varied and notable career. She has conducted surveys of rare plants in the Black Hills of South Dakota, mapped vegetation in Tuktut Nogait National Park in the Canadian Arctic, helped round up Wood Bison at Elk Island National Park, worked as a field assistant for the Canadian Wildlife Service and is now enjoying employment as a nature writer for Lone Pine Publishing. Amanda, who grew up in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, received her B.Sc. In Environmental and Conservation Science (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2001.
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.