"The definitive book on the ornithology of western Alaska."
"Birders interested in Alaskan ornithology will find Birds of the Seward Peninsula indispensable."
—Audubon Naturalist Society
"The definitive work on birds of the Seward Peninsula . . . an excellent reference [for] the libraries of ornithologists, wildlife managers, environmental consultants and serious birdwatchers."
—The Canadian Field-Naturalist
Now a classic in the literature on Alaska birds, Brina Kessel's Birds of the Seward Peninsula remains the premier resource for birders, naturalists, and ornithologists exploring western Alaska. Packed with details on habitat, distribution, feeding and nesting habits, this volume is a must-have for anyone interested in Alaska birds.
Drawing on decades of observation, Kessel discusses each resident, migrant, and breeding bird species in detail. Rare and accidental species from Eurasia are also included, so birders will be ready for the unexpected. A comprehensive chapter on avian habitats guides readers through the diverse ecology of the Seward Peninsula, while a chapter on climate and geology will enhance understanding of how birds survive on this remote peninsula.
Bird watchers, ornithologists, and wildlife managers will find in this volume virtually all the information available about Seward Peninsula birds--from rare visitants to overwinterers and regular summer residents. It is packed with details of distribution and abundance, habitats, nesting and feeding habits, and more, both for birds common to our continent and those that come from Asia.