A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

Paul Bannick

Follow North American owls through the course of one year as they move through each stage of their life: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring, feeding of young and fledging in summer, dispersal and gaining independence in fall, and finally, migrating and competing for food in winter. Paul Bannick documents how owls overcome each season’s challenges by using resources available to them in their habitat. 


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About the Author / Photographer

Paul Bannick is an award-winning author and wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. Coupling his love of the outdoors with his skill as a photographer, he creates images that foster the intimacy between viewer and subject, inspiring education and conservation. Paul is the author and photographer of The Owl and The Woodpecker: Encounters with North America’s Most Iconic Birds (Mountaineers Books 2008).

recent successes

Gold Medal - Independent Publisher Book Awards, Animals/Pets category, 2017

Paul Bannick has held multimedia presentations at events and festivals around the country in 2017 and 2018, including at the San Diego Bird Festival, the Oregon Birding Festival, the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (Virginia), and the Bend Audubon Annual Dinner.



Alaska Wilderness League

National Audubon Society


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2017 Book Awards Shortlist, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association

“Not only a feast to the eye but lessons in habits and habitats of a fierce, haunting predator” — Joel Connelly, Seattle PI, November 22, 2016

Paul Bannick: Amazing Owls, a conversation with Paul on A Beautiful World

“We protect what we love and we love what we know,” King5 News, October 24, 2016

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