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NEWS AND EVENTS

Steve is pleased to announce the publication of his long awaited book, the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.

 

BIG NEWS!

peterson reference guide to north american woodpeckers Steve is pleased to announce the publication of his long awaited book, the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.

This book is a complete guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species. 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 comprehensive and authoritative guide to the natural history, ecology, and conservation of North America’s 23 woodpecker species goes far beyond identification. It explores their unique anatomy and their fascinating and often comical behaviors; it covers each species’ North American conservation status; and it showcases over 250 stunning photographs of woodpeckers in their natural habitats, plus easy-to-read figures and range maps. This reference guide is an essential addition to every birder's library.

Get your copy of the The Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.


2017 EVENTS

(coming soon)

2016 EVENTS

Steve participated in a variety of birding festivals as part of promoting the May release of his new book, The Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America.

Feb 18, OREGON: East Cascades Audubon Birders' Night; Bend.

March 3–6,MEXICO: Vallarta Bird Festival, Vallarta Botanical Gardens.

March 11–13, COLOMBIA: Colombia Bird Fair, Choco Woodpecker Scouting Trip; Cali, Colombia.

April 8–10, OREGON:: Harney County Migratory Bird Festival.

May 7,OREGON: Silver Falls State Park Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival.

May 10-15, OHIO: Biggest Week In American Birding.

June 3–5,OREGON: Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival

June 14–19, CALIFORNIA: Mono Lake Field Seminar and Bird Chautauqua,

Sep 9-11, OREGON: Oregon Birding Association Annual Conference, Bend, Oregon.

Sep 16–18, TEXAS: Rockport Hummer-Bird Festival Rockport, Texas.

Sept 20, CALIFORNIA: San Diego Field Ornithologists presentation.

Sept 21, CALIFORNIA: Buena Vista Audubon Chapter presentation.  

Sept.27: Lane County Audubon, Eugene, Oregon

Sep 28-Oct 2, CALIFORNIA: Western Field Ornithologists' Annual Conference; Fortuna, California.

Nov 2-6, TEXAS: Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival,Harlingen, Texas

Nov.12: East Cascades Audubon Annual Meeting, Bend, Oregon

OTHER NEWS

Radio Interview

Steve was interviewed on NPR affiliate radio station WICN 90.5 FM in Worchester, MA. Host Mark Lynch chatted with Steve about woodpeckers and his new book, the Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America. Listen to the interview on the WICN website.

New Tour Videos

Stephen and Christine have teamed up to create new videos for their tours, using photos and video clips from previous visits to these destinations, and compiling them in the editing software, Camtasia.

Here are the latest ones created for our upcoming tours >>>

Peru Tour

Honduras Tour

Pacific Mexico Tour