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Birds of British Columbia, Volume 3

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Introduction General 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 Appendices 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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