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Synopsis: Vancouver Island is one of the richest wildlife viewing areas in Canada, with diverse and extraordinary creatures ranging from Anise Swallowtails to Opalescent Squid to Gray Whales. With more than 200 colour photographs, plus maps, index, a calendar of events, species checklists, seasonal bar graphs, and safety tips, this book is perfect for both the serious naturalist and the weekend wildlife watcher.
Vancouver Island, one of British Columbia's holiday hotspots, is 450 kilometres long with an astounding range of wildlife habitats: lush, mossy rainforests, a mountain range with peaks that reach over 2,000 metres, fertile lowlands, productive estuaries and pockets of near-desert habitat. This diversity, combined with the Island's placement on the Pacific flyway for migratory birds, gives the area a remarkable range of animals and plants.
Where to See Wildlife on Vancouver Island, written by award-winning journalist and author Kim Goldberg and the first wildlife guide book devoted to the island, introduces 50 of the best wildlife viewing sites and is illustrated with maps and over 200 colour photos of island animals and plants.
The 50 sites stretch from Victoria to Port McNeill on the east coast, and from East Sooke to Tofino on the west coast, where possibilities for viewing wildlife - even some endangered species - abound. 387 species of birds have been recorded here, along with 66 butterflies and 50 mammals including the Northern Sea Lion, Black Bear and Roosevelt Elk. Vancouver Island also supports 25 percent of the world's Trumpeter Swan population each winter, 100 percent of the world's endangered Vancouver Island Marmots, and receives an annual "sail past" of 21,000 Gray Whales each spring, virtually the entire global population. Nearly all the sites included in the book are readily accessible by car or ferry.
In addition to the site descriptions, maps and illustrations, Goldberg's user-friendly and information-packed book contains interesting facts about wildlife and their habitat, a wildlife viewing calendar, tips for ethical adventuring, bear and cougar precautions and checklists for island mammals, birds, herptiles and butterflies.
About the Author: Kim Goldberg is an award-winning journalist and author specializing in nature and the environment. Her articles have appeared in BBC Wildlife Magazine, This Magazine, Earthkeeper, and the Vancouver Sun. She holds a degree in biology from the University of Oregon and has spent twenty years exploring Vancouver Island as a hiker, birdwatcher, and amateur naturalist. She is the author of several books including Submarine Dead Ahead! and Waging Peace in America's Nuclear Colony.
Title: Where to See Wildlife on Vancouver Island
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Harbour Publishing 1997-07-31, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Bookseller Inventory # 9781550171600-21
Book Description Harbour Publishing Company, Limited. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G1550171607I3N00
Book Description Harbour Publishing Company, Limited. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G1550171607I3N00
Book Description Harbour Publishing Company, Limited. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1550171607I5N00
Book Description Harbour Publishing, Vancouver, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: nrFine. Book is in nearly fine condition with only slightest signs of wear and/or age. Bookseller Inventory # w027.201
Book Description Harbour, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P021550171607
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Book Description Harbour, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111550171607