Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America
From the iconic Woody Woodpecker to the ubiquitous Northern Flicker, woodpeckers have long captivated our attention. Their astonishing anatomy makes them one of the most specialized bird families in the world, and their keystone ecological roles in our forests and woodlands makes them some of the most important birds on the continent.
This book was written by NTN contributor Steve Shunk. Steve is a woodpecker fanatic based in central Oregon’s Woodpecker Wonderland, where 11 woodpecker species breed each year (half the extant woodpeckers in North America!). After several years of field studies and extensive woodpecker research, Steve wrote his first book, the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America (2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers).
Steve currently lives in Bend, Oregon, but he spends much of the year traveling and writing for the Nature Travel Network. Steve also runs a successful tour company, Paradise Birding, for which he leads birding and natural history tours across the western hemisphere. Steve regularly delivers presentations for state ornithological societies, bird festivals, and local bird and nature clubs.
Author: Stephen Shunk
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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