RAPTORS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Author: Thomas Bosakowski
Publisher: Frank Amato Publications, Sep 2002
35 species found throughout the Pacific Northwest range; life history; behavior; conservation status; habitat requirements; nesting; eggs and young; hunting behavior and diet; territory and density; survey methods; conservation and management. Full-color; 6x9 inches, 152 pgs.
WHAT'S THIS BOOK ABOUT?
Over the centuries, raptors have become both symbolic and metaphor for beauty, courage, swiftness, and above all, ferocity. In the U.S., raptors have been displayed as an emblem of strength, freedom, and power. Raptors of the Northwest features the following information on 35 species found throughout the Pacific Northwest range; life history; behavior; conservation status; habitat requirements; nesting; eggs and young; hunting behavior and diet; territory and density; survey methods; conservation and management.
WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS BOOK?
145 crisp photographs capture the beauty and majesty of these impressive birds
Each species has at least 4 photos, most have more. Each species has a color-coded range map, featuring breeding, resident, and wintering ranges. Information is presented in an easy-to-read format
WHO'S THIS BOOK FOR?
This handbook is an essential tool for any birder, naturalist, biologist, eco-tourist, or wildlife enthusiast who plans on exploring the Pacific Northwest for these awe-inspiring birds.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Thomas Bosakowski, Ph.D., worked as a professional wildlife biologist for five years for a consulting firm in Seattle, He conducted surveys for many of the raptors throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. Dr. Bosakowski also investigated community ecology of raptors in the Northeast. He has published over 50 scientific papers and recently published a book entitled: The Northern Goshawk: Behavior and Management in North America.
Dwight G. Smith, Ph.D., conducted his doctoral research on the breeding raptor community in northwestern Utah while attending Brigham Young University. He has since continued his studies of the ecology of animals throughout much of North America, Siberia, parts of Africa and South America. Dwight has published several hundred articles, this is his 14th book. He is currently chairman of the biology department at Southern Connecticut State University, where he has taught for the past 32 years.