The Bird Book
by Chester A. Reed
Publisher: Doubleday, Page and Co. 1915
Number of pages: 476
This book might well be called an illustrated dictionary of North American birds. In this edition you will find more than seven hundred birds illustrated, along with hundreds of photographs of their nests and eggs. This wonderful guide gives you the information you need to make a quick identification of any bird you are likely to meet, as well as a plethora of information about it and its haunts. Simply a wonderful birding tool.
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by Bradford Torrey - Houghton, Mifflin and company
Excellent nature book for the student of birds, easy reading with descriptions of an obsessive birder from 100 years ago. Covers his travels, and birding, in New England. A must read for today's birders. First published in 1885.
by Charles Dixon - Bliss, Sands and Foster
Amongst the many natural objects that confront the visitor to the sea, there are none more readily detected than birds. The wide waters of the ocean and its varied coast-line of cliff or sand, are the haunts of many birds of specialised type.
by J. M. Bechstein - W. & R. Chambers
The natural history of cage birds, their management, habits, food, diseases, treatment, breeding, and the methods of catching them. The author described all the indigenous European birds with which he was acquainted that are capable of being tamed.
by William Lovell Finley - Charles Scribners' Sons
The book covers Kingfishers, Hummingbirds, Crows, Sparrows, Orioles, Sea Gulls, and many more. Profusely illustrated with photographs taken in the wild. Nice photos also of the photographers in action - 50 feet in the air with the old-style cameras.