The Birds of British Columbia
Volume 4: Passerines Wood-Warblers Through Old World SparrowsBook - 2001
The Birds of British Columbia, Volume 4 completes one of the most important regional ornithological works in North America. It covers the last half of the passerines and contains 102 species, including the little-known and elusive warblers, sparrows, grosbeaks, blackbirds, and finches. The text builds upon the authoritative format of the previous volumes and is supported by hundreds of full-color illustrations, including detailed distribution maps, unique habitat shots, and beautiful photographs of the birds, their nests, eggs, and young. A final Synopsis looks at data from all four volumes, synthesizing information and searching for patterns that will add to our understanding of bird populations and behavior in the future.
The four volumes of The Birds of British Columbia provide unprecedented coverage of the region’s birds, presenting a wealth of information on the ornithological history, regional environment, habitat, breeding habits, migratory movements, seasonality, and distribution patterns of 472 species of birds. It is the complete reference work for birdwatchers, ornithologists, and naturalists.
This final volume of The Birds of British Columbia covers the last half of the passerines and describes 102 species, including the wood- warblers, sparrows, grosbeaks, blackbirds, and finches. The text is supported by hundreds of color illustrations including detailed distribution maps, habitat shots, and photographs of the birds, their nests, eggs, and young. In addition, a species update lists and describes 27 species of birds with new distribution or breeding information since the first three volumes were published. A final section contains a synopsis that synthesizes data and information from all four volumes and looks at conservation challenges facing birds in the new millennium. A reasonable price for such an extensive volume. Oversize: 9.25x12.25. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)