Birds of Nova Scotia has been a highly cherished publication since it first came into print in 1961. To preserve the originality of the earlier editions, this posthumous revision by the Nova Scotia Bird Society and the Nova Scotia Museum has been a long and careful labour. New information on sightings of rare birds and changes of status bring the text in line with current data, without modifying the special qualities of Robie Tuft’s personal style.
Colour illustrations by two distinguished nature artists, Roger Tory Peterson, author of Field Guide to the Birds (Houghton Mifflin) and John Crosby and line drawings by Jjohn Henry Dick will ensure accurate identification of species.
This book has a place beside the binoculars, near every winter feeding station, in the summer cottage, aboard ship and also in school libraries and classrooms.
Widely experienced, Robie Tufts was for 28 years of the Chief Migratory Bird Officer for the Maritime Provinces. He also enjoyed an impressive contact with bird enthusiasts in Canada and the United States.