The Owl and the Woodpecker

The Owl and the Woodpecker

Encounters With North America's Most Iconic Birds

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
"Based on thousands of hours in the field, The Owl and the woodpecker showcases all 41 North American species of these two iconic birds and reveals their impact on our natural habitats. Author-photographer Paul Bannick evokes an intimate sense of the birds' daily rhythms-- feeding, mating, nesting-- as well as the vitality and spirit of our wild places"--Jacket p. [4].

Book News
Though the text about the owls and woodpeckers is superb, it is the photos that fill this lovely volume that will take a reader's breath away. A specialist in the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, Bannick extended his territory to study and photograph woodpeckers and owls throughout North America. The result is an accessible and fascinating account of both, their importance in the ecosystem, their usefulness to other bird species, (who use their cavities for nesting, or, like the hummingbird, drink the sap from the wells they drill), their crucial role as indicators of the health of the environments in which they live, and the stories of how they mate, nest, and raise their young. The CD contains audio of calls and drumming of 43 species. Oversized: 9.25x10.25". Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineers Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781594850950
Branch Call Number: 598.97097 BAN
Characteristics: 199 p. :,col. ill. +,1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)


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