Birds of British Columbia, Volume 2
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Release Date:18 Mar 1992
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Birds of British Columbia, Volume 2

Nonpasserines - Diurnal Birds of Prey through Woodpeckers

UBC Press

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. Mark Hume, The Vancouver Sun
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. Robert Bateman
R. Wayne Campbell Senior Research Scientist (Retired) British Columbia Wildlife Branch Director, WBT Wildlife Data Centre Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia Neil K. Dawe Senior Wildlife Technician Canadian Wildlife Service Ian McTaggart-Cowan Dean Emeritus (Graduate Studies) University of British Columbia John M. Cooper Wildlife Biologist Manning, Cooper and Associates Gary W. Kaiser Marine Bird Ecologist (Retired) Canadian Wildlife Service Andrew C. Stewart Wildlife Habitat Specialist British Columbia Resources Inventory Branch Michael C.E. McNall Ornithology Collections Manager Royal British Columbia Museum

Introduction

Species

Accounts

Checklist of B.C. Birds

Regular Species

Falconiformes

Cathartidae: American Vultures

Accipitridae: Osprey, Eagles, Hawks, and Allies

Falconidae: Falcons

Galliformes

Phasianidae: Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Quail

Gruiformes

Rallidae: Rails and Coots

Gruidae: Cranes

Charadriiformes

Charadriidae: Plovers

Haematopodidae: Oystercatchers

Recurvirostridae: Stilts and Avocets

Scolopacidae: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Laridae: Jaegers, Skuas, Gulls and Terns

Alcidae: Auks, Murres, and Puffins

Columbiformes

Columbidae: Pigeons and Doves

Cuculiformes

Cuclidae: Cuckoos

Strigiformes

Tytonidae: Barn Owls

Strigidae: Typical Owls

Caprimulgiformes

Caprimulgidae: Goatsuckers

Apodiformes

Apodidae: Swifts

Trochilidae: Hummingbirds

Coraciiformes

Alcedinidae: Kingfishers

Piciformes

Picidae: Woodpeckers

Casual, Accidental, Extirpated, and Extinct Species

Hypothetical Species

Appendices

References Cited

Addenda

Index

About the Authors

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