Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest: Tracking and Identifying Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates (A Timber Press Field Guide) (Paperback)
A stunning, essential reference for nature lovers in the Pacific Northwest
It's possible to safely see fascinating wildlife—if you know what to look for and where and if you understand what you see. Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest makes it easier than ever with illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. This book is a must-have for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels.
- Covers Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, northern California, Idaho, and western Montana
- More than 180 species described in detail
- More than 460 color photographs shot in the wild
- Silhouettes and track keys for quick identification
- More than 200 original scale drawings of tracks and track patterns
- 92 range maps
- Clear color-coded layout
About the Author
David Moskowitz is a professional wildlife tracker, photographer, and outdoor educator. He has tracked, documented, and photographed wolves in the wild in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and southern Alberta, studying den and rendezvous sites. He helped establish and co-manages the Cascades Citizen Wildlife Monitoring Project, teaches wildlife tracking programs internationally, and has led wolf-tracking expeditions in Washington, Idaho, and Wisconsin. As an evaluator for Cybertracker Conservation, he provides certification of wildlife tracking skills as part of efforts to increase observer reliability and the use of tracking in research and conservation initiatives across North America.
“This book is a delight to peruse or use in detail. . . . It is a beautiful functional field guide for anyone who appreciates nature.” —American Reference Books Annual
“Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest will give you the tools you need to better understand the creatures that live there. Outdoor educator David Moskowitz's superb field guide describes more than 180 species and features hundreds of color photographs and scale drawings of tracks and track patterns.” —Oregon Live
“Chock full of useful, detailed information and stunning photography.” —Island Park News
“Belongs in every pack and is a must-have for nature lovers of all ages and skill level. A useful guide for Pacific Northwest naturalists.” —ScienceBlogs.com