Pacific Coast Bird Finder

Pacific Coast Bird Finder


This item will be released October 8, 2024.

Identify birds of the Pacific Coast with this pocket-size guide.

Whether you’re at the beach with your family, on a hiking trip, or gardening in your backyard, you’re sure to notice a variety of birds. If you’re curious about these feathered friends—from water birds like the Great Blue Heron to raptors like the Bald Eagle to backyard birds like the American Robin—then Pacific Coast Bird Finder by Dr. Roger J. Lederer is just what you need. With the handy, easy-to-use format, you can identify common and noteworthy birds of the West Coast.

Author Bio:
Dr. Roger J. Lederer is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at California State University, Chico, where his academic specialty is the field of ornithology. He has a PhD from the University of Illinois and has published more than 30 scientific research papers. He has written several books, including The Art of the Bird; Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs; Bird Finder; Pacific Coast Bird Finder; and Latin for Bird Lovers.

Dr. Lederer has taught ornithology and ecology courses; has consulted for governmental agencies, environmental organizations, and schools; and has presented hundreds of times to a wide variety of audiences. He served as Chair of Biological Sciences, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Endowed Professor of Environmental Literacy, and director of a 4,000-acre ecological reserve.

He has been contacted for authoritative information on wild birds by many organizations, such as the following: BBC, National Geographic, National Public Radio, National Canadian Television, Vanity Fair magazine, Guinness World Records, Real Simple magazine, Fox TV, ABC News, The New Yorker, and more.

Since 2000, Dr. Lederer has been a guest speaker on more than 20 cruises, speaking on the flora, fauna, ecology, and environment of the cruise destinations.

Perfect for beginning birders, the booklet introduces 59 of the most frequently seen species of birds along the Pacific Coast. They are presented in taxonomic order, and each entry includes such helpful information as size, distinguishing features, habitat, and behavior. Plus, the illustrations by Jacqueline S. Giuffre and Carol E. Burr help to ensure that you positively identify the birds you see.

Book Features:

  • Beginner’s guide to bird identification
  • 59 species of common and important birds
  • Professional illustrations with key markings for identification
  • Small (6- by 4-inch) format that fits into a pocket or pack

This guide is applicable to the Pacific Coast states of California, Oregon, and Washington.

Additional information

Dimensions 4 × 6 in

Roger J. Lederer




Carol E. Burr, Jacqueline S. Giuffre

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Nature Study Guides

Publication Date

October 8, 2024


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