The Birds of Vancouver Island's West Coast

Adrian Dorst

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  • Published: May 2018
  • Subject Listing: Pacific Northwest; Natural History
  • Bibliographic information: 544 pp., 140 bandw illus., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
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The rugged physical beauty of the west coast of Vancouver Island has long been a major attraction, but its distinctive avian population has also made it a major bird-watching destination. The Birds of Vancouver Island's West Coast presents accounts of all of the species thus far recorded as occurring in the region - 360 in total - and updates the 231 species recorded up to 1978. Each account includes a brief introduction to the species and an overview of its total range. The essential guide to the birds of the region, this book will inform, delight, and surprise amateur and professional birders alike.
Adrian Dorst is a retired freelance nature photographer and a sometimes field ornithologist who still works as a birding guide out of Tofino.

"Adrian Dorst has taken 45 years of birdwatching notes in the Tofino area and extrapolated his experiences to include the life of 360 species along the entire west coast of Vancouver Island. This well-researched volume will become the definitive reference for many facets of an area that has world populations of nesting seabirds, major migration corridors, fascinating species' life histories, and a provincial reputation for vagrant species."
-R. Wayne Campbell, lead author, The Birds of British Columbia (1990-2001)