Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America

by Stephen Shunk
$35.00
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A complete guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s twenty-three woodpecker species

 


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618739950
  • ISBN-10: 0618739955
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 05/10/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 16

About the book

A complete guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species. 

 

From the iconic Woody Woodpecker to the ubiquitous Northern Flicker, woodpeckers have long captivated our attention. Their astonishing anatomy makes them one of the most specialized bird families in the world, and their keystone ecological roles in our forests and woodlands makes them some of the most important birds on the continent. 

 

This comprehensive and authoritative guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species goes far beyond identification. It explores their unique anatomy and their fascinating and often comical behaviors; it covers each species’ North American conservation status; and it showcases over 250 stunning photographs of woodpeckers in their natural habitats, plus easy-to-read figures and range maps. This reference guide is an essential addition to every birder's library.

 

About the author
Stephen Shunk

STEPHEN A. SHUNK lives in the heart of Oregon's Woodpecker Wonderland©, where half of North America's woodpecker species breed each year. He has lectured across the United States — as well as in Mexico and Malaysia — about the amazing woodpecker anatomy and the critical role woodpeckers play in forest ecology. Through his tour company, Paradise Birding, Steve also leads international woodpecker conservation tours. When Steve is not watching woodpeckers, he serves as the assistant editor of the Nature Travel Network.