Richard Cannings is a renowned naturalist, conservationist, and lecturer on birds and bird habitats. He works as a consulting biologist assessing endangered species and organizing bird population surveys, and he can be heard on the CBC Radio 1 program BC Almanac as its regular birding expert. He is the author of Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies, An Enchantment of Birds, and The Rockies: A Natural History, and is co-author of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia and British Columbia: A Natural History. He lives in Penticton, BC.
A must-have for anyone with any interest in local birds. --Judie Steeves, Kelowna Capital News -- (03/12/2009) Dick Cannings is a well-known international lecturer on birds and their habitat. . . who better to give us the quintessential guide to local birds. . . I can't recommend this book highly enough. . . a fantastic Christmas gift, if you can wait that long. --Judie Steeves, Kelowna Capital News -- (01/10/2009) This little power pack guide of well thought out and very clear birding material is a must have. . . Superb pictures, excellent presentation and generally entertaining and informative narrative --Jim Peacock, British Columbia Birds