Jeffrey Whiting’s Owls of North America is an atlas-size book in full colour, and is of coffee-table book quality. In addition to descriptive material on each of the species there are full-colour, highly detailed paintings of each. Top and bottom profiles with wings extended, and profiles for both perched and flying birds, provide a total of 38 patterns for the carver. Several additional pen and ink sketches of each species (which also serve as patterns for carvers) are provided. The reader will be inspired by the beautiful owl paintings and carvings from 40 of the world’s leading wildlife artists. Many of these artists are now members of the Worldwide Nature Artists Group. The book sets a new standard as a reference for carvers as well as for the ‘birding’ community.