Know what an aerie is? No, not the clothing store, but in birding circles, it’s a cliffside nest, usually from a bird of prey. You can learn about this and much more with the Birds of the Pacific Northwest by renowned bird experts Tom Aversa, Richard Cannings, and Hal Opperman. This book is filled with beautiful photographs of more than four hundred bird species found in the area bounded to the west by the Pacific Ocean, to the east by the Rocky Mountain, to the south by the southern borders of Oregon and Idaho, and to the north by the great boreal forests of British Columbia. Each page is dedicated to a single bird noting a brief description, similar species, status and distribution, habitat associations, behavior and feeding, and vocalizations. This is an invaluable resource on your hikes to help identify birds found in the Pacific Northwest whether you are an avid birder or a novice.