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Birds of British Columbia, Volume 3


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The Bird Resource: Its National and International Significance

The Environment and Changes to Ecoprovinces of British Columbia

Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Methods, Terms, and Abbreviations

Data Sources and Limitations

Data Management and Summarization

The Raw Data

Form and Content

Species Accounts

Checklist of British Columbia Birds

Passerines: Flycatchers through Vireos

Regular Species

Tyrannidae: Tyrant Flycatchers

Alaudidae: Larks

Hirundinidae: Swallows

Corvidae: Jays, Magpies, and Crows

Paridae: Titmice

Aegithalidae: Bushtits

Sittidae: Nuthatches

Certhiidae: Creepers

Troglodytidae: Wrens

Cinclidae: Dippers

Muscicapidae: Kinglets, Bluebirds, and Thrushes

Mimidae: Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers

Motacillidae: Wagtails and Pipits

Bombycillidae: Waxwings

Laniidae: Shrikes

Sturnidae: Starlings and Allies

Vireonidae: Vireos

Casual, Accidental, Extirpated, and Extinct Species


1 Migration Chronology

2 Summary of Official Christmas Bird Counts in British Columbia (1957 through 1993)

3 Summary of Official Breeding Bird Surveys in British Columbia (1968 through 1994)

4 Contributors

5 Structure of Data Base Files

6 Computer Programs

About the Author

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


The hefty hardcover tome, which covers 91 species of passerines (perching birds) is crammed with information in text, graphs, charts and full-colour photos. The third in a series of four volumes on the province's avian life, the extensively researched reference work is a book to be studied and perused and admired for its thorough treatment of bird life. -- Anne Sullivan * Vancouver Courier *

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