Bannick, author of The Owl and the Woodpecker, has hit a home run with his newest book on North American Owls. Author/photographer Bannick fills his book with absolutely stunning photographs of these often elusive birds. In addition to his gorgeous photos, Bannick details the natural history of owls in general, and more specifically, the four species of NA owls that exemplify the scope and range of the 19 NA species. Those four include the Northern-Pygmy Owl, Burrowing Owl, Great Gray Owl, and the Snowy Owl. Bannick spent countless days and hours in the field and in a blind, photo-documenting the owls presented in this book, and the accompanying text details his observations along with notes on their natural history. His patience is richly rewarded with both photographs and behavioral observations. Also included are separate in-book chapters on the various habitats owls inhabit in general, predators, competitors, and other factors which influence their survival. A rich and informative read and totally AMAZING photographs. This one to savor.
–Sue, Paulina Springs, Sisters, OR
Award-winning photographer Paul Bannick uses his first-hand experience based on tens of thousands of hours spent with owls in their territories in the wild to produce these intimate yet dramatic images that track four different nesting owl species (Northern Pygmy, Burrowing, Great Gray, and Snowy) throughout the course of one year and in four distinct habitats. His previous book was The Owl and the Woodpecker.
— Broadway Books, Portland, OR
Favorite Staff Gift Books: Owl: a Year in the Lives of North American Owl
The photographs alone are so stunning, that I can recommend this to almost anyone, no matter what level of birding experience.
–Patti, Watermark Book Company, Anacortes, WA
This book is so popular, the publisher has to print more! Call your favorite local bookstore to ask if they still have a copy on their shelves. If not, they can print out the cover for you so you can slip that gorgeous image in someone’s stocking as a promissory note for when the books come back in stock right after the holiday. Stores can reserve a copy for you when backordered books come back in.