This volume completes the nonpasserine species and contains accounts for the diurnal birds of prey through woodpeckers.
These books will tell amateurs the secrets that until now only scientists have known. (It) will become, without question, the most authoritative, comprehensive book ever written about the birds of BC. It is more like a bible than a book.
To me birds have always been an indication of the state of the natural regions of our planet – like the canary in the coal mine phenomenon. If more people paid attention to the detail of the state of our bird life, we would be much more likely to show wisdom and stewardship towards our environment. The work in this book provides an excellent benchmark which should contribute to the welfare of British Columbia.
Checklist of B.C. Birds
Cathartidae: American Vultures
Accipitridae: Osprey, Eagles, Hawks, and Allies
Phasianidae: Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Quail
Rallidae: Rails and Coots
Recurvirostridae: Stilts and Avocets
Scolopacidae: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
Laridae: Jaegers, Skuas, Gulls and Terns
Alcidae: Auks, Murres, and Puffins
Columbidae: Pigeons and Doves
Tytonidae: Barn Owls
Strigidae: Typical Owls
Casual, Accidental, Extirpated, and Extinct Species
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