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About the book
Every wild place and urban area in North America hosts an owl or a woodpecker species, while healthy natural places often boast representatives of both. The diversity of these two families of birds, and the ways in which they define and enrich the ecosystems they inhabit, are the subject of this vivid new book by photographer and naturalist Paul Bannick.
The Owl and The Woodpecker showcases a sense of these birds’ natural rhythms, as well as the integral spirit of our wild places. Based on thousands of hours in the field photographing these fascinating and wily birds, Bannick evokes all 41 North American species of owls and woodpeckers, across 11 key habitats. And by revealing the impact of two of our most iconic birds, Bannick has created a wholly unique approach to birding and conservation.
- Perfect holiday book for all birdwatchers
- An indepth and comprehensive look at two of our most iconicand importantbird families
- Great for photography lovers, conservationists, and backyard enthusiasts alike
- Includes a foreword by awardwinning artist and writer Tony Angell and a CD of Owl and Woodpecker calls by Martyn Stewart.
Washington State Book Awards Finalist
The Owl and the Woodpecker was selected as one of the five finalists for the 2009 Washington State Book Awards in the General NonFiction category. This award was formerly known as the Governer's Writers Award. You can see more details, including the titles of winners and finalists at: here and here.
NPR Recommends The Owl and the Woodpecker
The Picture Show, NPR's blog on photos from around the world, recommended The Owl and the Woodpecker in its list of photo book gift ideas for 2009.
Paul Bannick's Article in Pacific Northwest Magazine
From owls and woodpeckers, an indication of our future, and inspiration to fix it. Read the article.
Interview in The Seattle Times
Bellevue-born author/photographer goes to the birds. Read the article.
The Owl and the Woodpecker: #1 hardcover
The Owl and the Woodpecker hits #1 among all hardcover books at Elliott Bay Bookstore.
“The Owl and the Woodpecker is a monumental work of photojournalism by one of North America’s top wildlife photographers. The images you’ll encounter in this book are the result of an encyclopedic knowledge of birds and their habitats, an intense love of nature, and endless patience. For anyone who appreciates wild things and wild places, each of Bannick’s stunning photographs is worth ten thousand words.”
Ted Williams, Editor-at-Large, Audubon magazine
“What a glorious book! Paul Bannick’s photographs reveal the startling beauty and complex survival strategies of the owl and the woodpecker, North America’s most charismaticand crucialcavitynesting birds. These are images to savor again and again.”
Bruce Barcott, Contributing Editor to Outside Magazine and author of The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
More reviews of The Owl and the WoodpeckerFeatured in the Spring 2008 PhotoMedia Magazine
"The Owl and the Woodpecker" hits #5 on the NW Independent Booksellers list
Paul Bannick's Conservation Northwest Blog
Jeff Wells, Senior Scientist for Boreal Songbird Initiative blogs The Owl and The Woodpecker
BRDPics - Bill Schmokers Nature & Birding Blog
Science Blogs: Living the Scientific Life
Crosscut.com: The owl as icon, and the charisma of the woodpecker
The Bellingham Herald
The Birder's Library
Queen Anne & Magnolia News Online
North Kitsap Herald
The Charleston Gazette
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Birdcouple Blog