Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest is more than just a regional wildlife guide, partly because author David Moskowitz covers many species common to other regions. It truly transcends the local guide genre due to its superior tracking content. Wilderness Awareness School staff find it one of the best books for learning the art of tracking, thoroughly imparting information on topics such as gaits, animal locomotion and tracks of different families.
This guide includes illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates most common in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, northern California, Idaho and western Montana. With more than 460 photographs, hundreds of scale drawings, and over 90 distribution maps, Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest belongs in every pack and is a must-have for nature lovers of all ages and skill levels.
Author David Moskowitz was for many years the lead instructor for wildlife tracking programs at Wilderness Awareness School. He is a professional wildlife tracker, photographer, and outdoor educator, and has contributed his technical expertise to a wide variety of wildlife studies regionally and in the Canadian and U.S. Rocky Mountains, focusing on using tracking and other non-invasive methods to study wildlife ecology and promote conservation. He helped establish the Cascade Citizens Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort to search for and monitor rare and sensitive wildlife in the Cascades. David holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and outdoor education from Prescott College. View his photography and find out about classes at www.davidmoskowitz.net.
Paperback Flexibind Pages: 364 pp. Images: 464 color photos, 213 line drawings and 93 maps
"This book is a delight to peruse or use in detail. ... It is a beautiful functional field guide for anyone who appreciates nature."
—American Reference Books Annual
"Chock full of useful, detailed information and stunning photography."
—Bren Dismuke, Island Park News
"Belongs in every pack and is a must-have for nature lovers of all ages and skill level. A useful guide for Pacific Northwest naturalists."