Mercer Island Reporter


A book about our birds

Mercer Island Reporter Staff
December 17, 2012 · 4:58 PM

A savannah sparrow graces the cover of ‘Birding in Seattle and King County,’ by UW Professor Eugene S. Hunn. / Kathrine Lloyd/Photo courtesy of Seattle Audubon

Seattle resident and UW professor emeritus Eugene S. Hunn has updated his classic bird reference for Seattle and King County.

A recent review notes that the book is for amateurs, experienced birders and outdoor enthusiasts. It includes photos and maps down to a neighborhood level.

Hunn wrote the first version of “Birding in Seattle and King County” in 1982. In it, he encouraged birders to practice their appreciation closer to home to minimize what he termed the “birds per gallon” of gas.

Islanders are needed on Dec. 29, to help with the annual bird count conducted on the Island each year in cooperation with the Audubon Society. Contact Judith Roan at 236-0511 for information and to sign up.

“Birding in Seattle and King County” is available at Island Books.


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