Covering 39 species of owls, this book includes detailed information about identification, vocalizations, habitat, nesting, and behavior. It has the most up-to-date information about natural history, biology, ecology, migration, and conservation status.
While other books on owls tend to be overly basic or highly technical, this is a definitive work with a level of detail useful for serious birders and ornithologists, but written to be accessible to the nonexpert. The book is heavily illustrated with 340 color photos, and each species account includes a color range map showing breeding, wintering, and (where known) migration routes.
This comprehensive work covering all the owls of North America, including Mexico and the Caribbean, is the newest addition to the trusted Peterson Reference Guide series.
SCOTT WEIDENSAUL has written more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer finalist Living on the Wind about bird migration. He has been studying owl migration for twenty years, and codirects Project Owlnet and Project SNOWstorm.