Manitoba is the permanent or migratory home of 399 species of birds including the provincial bird, the great gray owl. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. This guide was developed in collaboration with Ducks Unlimited and their team working in the Oak Hammock Marsh, one of North America's Birding Hotspots. Copies can be purchased on site from the award-winning Interpretive Center, located on the edge of the marsh. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.