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October 16, 2008

The Owl and the Woodpecker: Paul Bannick Reveals the Adventure Behind His Stunning Wildlife Photos

Lecture and Book Signing, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Wed., November 12, 2008, 7 pm

Seattle – Naturalist and award-winning Seattle-based photographer Paul Bannick will present a slide show and sign his new book, The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters with North America’s Most Iconic Birds, at the Burke Museum on Wed., Nov. 12, at 7 pm.

Join Bannick for a special inside look at some of North America's most recognizable birds and discover the adventures behind the photos.Bannick captures many of his images kayaking, hiking, or snowshoeing around the Pacific Northwest. He will share fascinating stories from the field along with some of his best photographs. Following the presentation, Bannick will be available to sign copies of his book.

The Owl and the Woodpecker offers a unique blend of personal field notes, rich natural history, and stunning photographs of all 41 species of owls and woodpeckers across 11 habitats.Bannick’s book has been called a "monumental work of photojournalism by one of North America's top wildlife photographers," by Ted Williams, Editor-at-Large of Audubon Magazine.

Tickets are available by calling (206) 543-9681. Ticket prices are $5 for the general public and free to Burke members.Advance reservations are strongly recommended. This lecture is co-sponsored by Conservation Northwest. The Owl and the Woodpecker was published by The Mountaineers Books and features a forward by Tony Angell and an audio CD by Martyn Stewart.

(206) 543-9762; FAX (206) 616-1274