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||James M. Richards & Anthony J. Gaston
||University of British Colombia Press
||Colour images and distribution maps
Nunavut is a land of islands, encompassing some of the most remote places on Earth. It is also home to some of the world's most fascinating bird species. The windswept tundra, rocky shorelines, and icy waters of this thinly populated land are integral to the survival of numerous breeding and non-breeding birds, including the colourful King Eider, the stately Snowy Owl, the legendary Gyrfalcon, and the endangered Ivory Gull.
Birds of Nunavut is the first complete survey of every species known to occur in the territory. Co-written by a team of eighteen experts who have conducted a combined total of 300 seasons of fieldwork in Nunavut, they document 295 species of birds (of which 145 are known to breed there), presenting a wealth of information on identification, distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation.
Birds of Nunavut is further enhanced by sections on Nunavut's geography and ecology, conservation concerns, and the history of the study of birds in the territory. Lavishly illustrated with over 750 colour photographs (showing plumages, nests, eggs, and young for most breeding species) and 145 range maps, it is a visually stunning reference work on the birds that live in and migrate through Nunavut.
Birds of Nunavut is a must-have for bird enthusiasts of all sorts, including birders (both serious and armchair), ornithologists, researchers, naturalists, resource managers, and tourists.