UBC Press Picks: Vancouver Bird Week 2019

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A little bird told us that it's Vancouver Bird Week (May 11-17). And since we're as proud as a peacock over our ornithology list, we're taking the opportunity to bring back our UBC Press Picks list of bird books. Though these aren't specific to Vancouver birds, we wanted to give bird-lovers everywhere a bird's eye view of our best bird books!



Birds of Nunavut

Edited by James M. Richards and Anthony J. Gaston

Published in 2018, this is the first complete survey of the birds of Nunavut. This fully illustrated reference work identifies and documents the distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation of the species that live in and migrate through the territory.


The Birds of Vancouver Island's West Coast

Adrian Dorst

A detailed account of the 360 species of birds recorded on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island and its offshore waters.


Birds of Ontario
Habitat Requirements, Limiting Factors, and Status
Volume 1 - Nonpasserines: Loons through Cranes

Al Sandilands

See also: Volume 2 - Nonpasserines: Shorebirds through Woodpeckers

Birds of Ontario condenses the vast amount of literature on the nonpasserines of Ontario into a compact reference manual that will be essential to biologists, environmental planners, and serious birders.


The Inner Bird
Anatomy and Evolution

Gary W. Kaiser

The Inner Bird introduces readers to the avian skeleton, then moves beyond anatomy to discuss the relationships between birds and dinosaurs and other early ancestors.


Owls of the United States and Canada
A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

Wayne Lynch

We loved owls before it was cool! In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of these elusive species with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science.


The Birds of British Columbia, Volume 1
Nonpasserines - Introduction, Loons through Waterfowl

Wayne Campbell, Neil K. Dawe, Ian McTaggart-Cowan, John Cooper, Gary W. Kaiser, and Michael McNall

For the first time, the natural history, migration patterns, habitat requirements, reproductive biology, and distribution of the province's birdlife are combined in one publication.

See also: Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4


Birds of the World

Les Beletsky

Comprehensive, authoritative, and beautifully illustrated, this stunning collection of art and text captures the grace, beauty, and flamboyance of the world's birds. Features 1,600 original paintings of 1,307 species.

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