UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Birds of the Islands is one of the readers in the Queen Charlotte Islands Reading series developed in 1985 as part of a curriculum meant to supplement and enhance the regular classroom course of study in British Columbia. The grade 1 to 3 readers and teacher's guide were created to provide culturally relevant materials to improve basic language arts skills for First Nations students along the Northwest Coast. In this title the student is introduced to the various birds that inhabit the Queen Charlotte Islands. Each page has information about the bird and its behaviours and each bird is accompanied by an illustration. The featured birds include the raven, the Great Blue Heron, the Sandhill Crane, the falcon, Canada Geese, puffin, swallow, Bald Eagle, Saw-whet Owl, Steller's Jay, hummingbird, seagull, Brandt's Cormorants, Black Oystercatcher, Trumpeter Swan, and Mallard Duck. There is a map of the Queen Charlotte Islands to provide readers with the location of the Haida community. Simple sentences in large font appear on each page. This title in the reading series is suitable for students at Reading Level 2A; it is designated for ages 6-12 in interest level.