The owl and the woodpecker
Photojournalist Paul Bannick's work includes amazing images of birds in action, their ecology and life stories.
The Owl and the Woodpecker
Paul's first book, The Owl and the Woodpecker (The Mountaineers Books, 2008), continues to be one of the best-selling bird books in North America, and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award for general non-fiction. National Public Radio’s blog recommended The Owl and the Woodpecker as one of the top five photography books of 2009.
The University of Washington’s Burke Museum created a traveling exhibit based on The Owl and the Woodpecker, which toured North American cities for six months in 2011. Through Paul’s intimate and beautiful photos, the exhibit explored the diversity of these two bird families and the fascinating ways their life histories are intertwined with one another and with their environment.
Paul has appeared on dozens of NPR stations and programs including Travels with Rick Steves and BirdNote. His work has appeared in Audubon, Sunset, Birds and Blooms, Pacific Northwest, Seattle Times and Seattle Magazine, the National Wildlife Federation Guide to North American Birds, Smithsonian’s Guide to North American Birds, in several volumes of the Handbook of the Birds of the World, and in many other books, magazines, parks, refuges, and other outlets in North America and Europe.
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In the daytime, photographer Paul Bannick doubles as Conservation Northwest's development director.