Volume 1: Nonpasserines, Waterfowl through Cranes. This work provides a comprehensive summary of the life history requirements of bird species in the province. In the first volume, information is presented for 84 species of nonpasserines that occur regularly in Ontario. These topics are covered for the three primary avian seasons: breeding, migration, and winter. A wealth of information, including habitat, nest sites, territoriality, site fidelity, annual reproductive effort, habitat loss and degradation, and environmental contaminants, are covered in the species accounts. The book is greatly enhanced by illustrations by Ross James. Maps depicting breeding and wintering range are also presented for each species. Although the book focuses on Ontario birds, it is highly relevant to adjacent provinces and states.