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The Bird Study Book

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,999 / 138 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.1
LoC Category: QH
Downloads: 1,420
Added to site: 2007.04.09
mnybks.net#: 16514
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature
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e kind of food they consume. A very serviceable glass may be secured at a price varying from five to ten dollars. The National Association of Audubon Societies, New York City, sells a popular one for five dollars. If you choose a more expensive, high-powered binocular, it will be found of greater advantage when watching birds at a distance, as on a lake or at the seashore.

Notebooks.--The bird student should early acquire the custom of making notes on such subjects as are of special interest. In listening to the song or call of some unknown bird, the notes can usually be written down in characters of human speech so that they may be recalled later with sufficient accuracy to identify the singer. It is well to keep a list of the species observed when on a trip. For many years in my field excursions I have kept careful lists of the birds seen and identified, and have found these notes to be of subsequent use and pleasure. In college and summer-school work I {10} have always insisted on pupils cu

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2012.07.08
mei
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This book is about American birds, so if you're interest is in birds in other parts of the world than this book is not the right one for you.
There are some bits in this book that are not nice to read for sensitive people (starvation, cat-attack), I do not recommend this book for tender hearted people, there are too many 'unhappy endings' in it. For avid bird watchers this book might be interesting. This volume will also be appealing to persons who are interested in the history of bird-protection and bird-sancturaries in America.


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