"Must-see Birds of the Pacific Northwest"
Ever wondered where to find particular species of birds in Oregon? Or wanted to know more about those birds than you can find in a field guide? Sarah Swanson and Max Smith provide the answers and celebrate Oregon's favorite birds with their newly published book, "Must See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them." In their book, Sarah and Max group birds in a fresh, fun and thoughtful way by using categories based on interesting traits like big birds, colorful birds and killer birds.
Sarah Swanson was Portland Audubon’s Camp Director and Onsite Programs Coordinator from 2006 to 2011. She currently works for WaterWatch of Oregon while biologist Max Smith studies riparian forest ecology as a contractor for the U.S. Forest Service. Expert birders, they have co-led the popular “Murre the Merrier” Birdathon team for seven years, and often lead field trips for Portland Audubon in Washington County.
"Falcons in the City," a new children's book
Share the story of Portland’s urban Peregrine Falcons! The Nature Store is now carrying "Falcons in the City," an incredible new children’s book written and illustrated by Lisa C. Manning. Narrated by a Peregrine named Frida, the fun story is based on and inspired by Portland Audubon conservation director Bob Sallinger’s work with city Peregrines.
Dave Marshall's autobiography, "Memoirs of a Wildlife Biologist"
The autobiography of the late Oregon birder extraordinaire, David B. Marshall, "Memoirs of a Wildlife Biologist" is available in limited supply exclusively at the Nature Store. Co-editor of the definitive 2003 OSU Press publication Birds of Oregon, Marshall illuminated his own life as a career biologist in this self-published work. The price is $16.95, or $15.26 for Portland Audubon members.
It was once said that Dave had ears that a symphony orchestra conductor would die for. His love of birds started in childhood and his decision to be a wildlife biologist was influenced by William L. Finley, Stanley G. Jewett, Ira N. Gabrielson, and other notables in the wildlife conservation movement.
Marshall’s colorful accounts of life as a career biologist provide glimpses into the inner-workings of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, our nation’s wildlife refuges, and the passage of the Endangered Species Act.
Historians, professional biologists, birders, World War II veterans who served in Europe, and many others will find the memoirs to be a treasure-trove of information. Interwoven are amazing details about cars and airplanes since the 1920s. This is a beautiful account of a remarkable man and his remarkable life.
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