Sidney Island is one of the Canadian Gulf islands where the author spent over a decade researching birds. The island is part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve maintained by Parks Canada. The book is a collection of his watercolour sketches from around Sidney lagoon.
Rob Butler is a scientist, author and artist who has spent a lifetime studying birds. He has been a government scientist, professor, naturalist, and eco-tour leader. Rob is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and American Ornithologists Union. He has won numerous awards for his research and conservation effort. He is coordinating a bird atlas project in British Columbia for Bird Studies Canada and he serves as President of the Pacific Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to conducting original research presented in novel ways about marine life in the Pacific Ocean.