The Bird Study Book
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The Bird Study Book

By T. Gilbert (Thomas Gilbert) Pearson
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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Bird Study Book, by Thomas Gilbert Pearson, Illustrated by Will Simmons
    • E-text prepared by Al Haines
      • Wood Thrush
    • Wood Thrush
  • The Bird Study Book
    • By
    • T. Gilbert Pearson
      • Secretary, National Association of Audubon Societies
        • Coloured Frontispiece Pen and ink drawings by Will Simmons And sixteen photographs
        • Garden City ——— New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1917
      • Coloured Frontispiece Pen and ink drawings by Will Simmons And sixteen photographs
      • Garden City ——— New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1917
      • TO MY WIFE ELSIE WEATHERLY PEARSON
      • PREFACE
    • Secretary, National Association of Audubon Societies
      • Coloured Frontispiece Pen and ink drawings by Will Simmons And sixteen photographs
      • Garden City ——— New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1917
    • Coloured Frontispiece Pen and ink drawings by Will Simmons And sixteen photographs
    • Garden City ——— New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1917
    • TO MY WIFE ELSIE WEATHERLY PEARSON
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • THE BIRD STUDY BOOK
    • CHAPTER I
      • FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE BIRDS
      • The Fox that Followed the Footsteps
      • Heads and feet of various birds
      • Sample page of reporting-blank
      • A ferocious young eagle
      • The Umbrella Blind
      • CHAPTER II
      • THE LIFE ABOUT THE NEST
      • Nest of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird
      • The Bald Eagle's Eyrie
      • Gannets nesting on the cliffs. Bonaventure Island, Gulf of St. Lawrence.
      • The Grebe or "Water Witch"
      • A male plumbous gnatcatcher feeding young
      • CHAPTER III
      • DOMESTIC LIFE OF THE BIRDS
      • A mountain Bluebird family. Its home having been destroyed it is now enjoying temporary quarters furnished by a kindly hand.
      • Canada Geese Decoys
      • The Greedy Young Cowbird
      • CHAPTER IV
      • THE MIGRATION OF BIRDS
      • Young robins quarreling at their bath. Photographed in the yard of Mrs. Granville Pike, North Yakima, Washington
      • Migration Routes of Some North American Birds
      • Lighthouses Cause the Death of Many Birds
      • Tired Migrating Birds Often Alight on Ships
      • Feeding station for birds on the grounds of R. G. Decker, Rhinebeck, New York. The glass sides prevent the seeds from being blown off the tray a foot or more below the roof.
      • CHAPTER V
      • THE BIRDS IN WINTER
      • Grouse "Budding" in an Apple Tree
      • A Snowy Egret that came home to die. It was shot on its feeding-grounds, and then flew several miles and died on its nest in the Audubon Society's Reservation at Orange Lake, Florida.
      • CHAPTER VI
      • THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF BIRDS
      • Cuckoo, Raiding a Tent of Caterpillars
      • Farallon Cormorants and White Pelicans on a Government Bird Reservation in southern Oregon.
      • Screech Owl and Its Prey
      • CHAPTER VII
      • CIVILIZATION'S EFFECT ON THE BIRD SUPPLY
      • Passenger Pigeons Are Now Extinct
      • Window "Caféteria," at home of Mrs. Granville Pike, North Yakima, Washington. The birds here seen at their lunch are the Goldfinch, Housefinch, and Oregon Junco.
      • The Great Auk, Another Extinct Bird
      • CHAPTER VIII
      • THE TRAFFIC IN FEATHERS
      • Terns, Formerly Sought by the Feather Trade
      • A Christmas dinner for the birds. Note the Song Sparrow on a Sunflower head and a Chickadee weighing himself. Photographed by Mrs. Granville Pike
      • Crowned Pigeon That Furnishes the Goura of the Feather Trade
      • An Egret, bearing "aigrettes," in attendance on her young
      • CHAPTER IX
      • BIRD-PROTECTIVE LAWS AND THEIR ENFORCEMENT— HOW LAWS ARE MADE
      • Migrative Birds Are Protected by the Government
      • Egret brooding on a Florida island owned and guarded by the Audubon Society.
      • CHAPTER X
      • BIRD RESERVATIONS
      • The Downy Woodpecker is fond of suet
      • LIST OF NATIONAL BIRD RESERVATIONS
      • The Grotesque Wood Ibis
      • Members of a junior Audubon class at Fergus Falls, Minnesota
      • Hungry Young Egrets
      • CHAPTER XI
      • MAKING BIRD SANCTUARIES
      • Cemented Holes Shut Out the Chickadee
      • Gourds and Boxes for Martins
      • A California hospital for injured birds, erected and maintained by Mrs. Harriet W. Myers of Los Angeles
      • A Bird Bath
      • CHAPTER XII
      • TEACHING BIRD STUDY
      • Preparing for the coming of the birds. A Junior Audubon class on Prince Edward Island
      • Colouring of Birds upon Outline Drawings
    • FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE BIRDS
    • The Fox that Followed the Footsteps
    • Heads and feet of various birds
    • Sample page of reporting-blank
    • A ferocious young eagle
    • The Umbrella Blind
    • CHAPTER II
    • THE LIFE ABOUT THE NEST
    • Nest of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    • The Bald Eagle's Eyrie
    • Gannets nesting on the cliffs. Bonaventure Island, Gulf of St. Lawrence.
    • The Grebe or "Water Witch"
    • A male plumbous gnatcatcher feeding young
    • CHAPTER III
    • DOMESTIC LIFE OF THE BIRDS
    • A mountain Bluebird family. Its home having been destroyed it is now enjoying temporary quarters furnished by a kindly hand.
    • Canada Geese Decoys
    • The Greedy Young Cowbird
    • CHAPTER IV
    • THE MIGRATION OF BIRDS
    • Young robins quarreling at their bath. Photographed in the yard of Mrs. Granville Pike, North Yakima, Washington
    • Migration Routes of Some North American Birds
    • Lighthouses Cause the Death of Many Birds
    • Tired Migrating Birds Often Alight on Ships
    • Feeding station for birds on the grounds of R. G. Decker, Rhinebeck, New York. The glass sides prevent the seeds from being blown off the tray a foot or more below the roof.
    • CHAPTER V
    • THE BIRDS IN WINTER
    • Grouse "Budding" in an Apple Tree
    • A Snowy Egret that came home to die. It was shot on its feeding-grounds, and then flew several miles and died on its nest in the Audubon Society's Reservation at Orange Lake, Florida.
    • CHAPTER VI
    • THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF BIRDS
    • Cuckoo, Raiding a Tent of Caterpillars
    • Farallon Cormorants and White Pelicans on a Government Bird Reservation in southern Oregon.
    • Screech Owl and Its Prey
    • CHAPTER VII
    • CIVILIZATION'S EFFECT ON THE BIRD SUPPLY
    • Passenger Pigeons Are Now Extinct
    • Window "Caféteria," at home of Mrs. Granville Pike, North Yakima, Washington. The birds here seen at their lunch are the Goldfinch, Housefinch, and Oregon Junco.
    • The Great Auk, Another Extinct Bird
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • THE TRAFFIC IN FEATHERS
    • Terns, Formerly Sought by the Feather Trade
    • A Christmas dinner for the birds. Note the Song Sparrow on a Sunflower head and a Chickadee weighing himself. Photographed by Mrs. Granville Pike
    • Crowned Pigeon That Furnishes the Goura of the Feather Trade
    • An Egret, bearing "aigrettes," in attendance on her young
    • CHAPTER IX
    • BIRD-PROTECTIVE LAWS AND THEIR ENFORCEMENT— HOW LAWS ARE MADE
    • Migrative Birds Are Protected by the Government
    • Egret brooding on a Florida island owned and guarded by the Audubon Society.
    • CHAPTER X
    • BIRD RESERVATIONS
    • The Downy Woodpecker is fond of suet
    • LIST OF NATIONAL BIRD RESERVATIONS
    • The Grotesque Wood Ibis
    • Members of a junior Audubon class at Fergus Falls, Minnesota
    • Hungry Young Egrets
    • CHAPTER XI
    • MAKING BIRD SANCTUARIES
    • Cemented Holes Shut Out the Chickadee
    • Gourds and Boxes for Martins
    • A California hospital for injured birds, erected and maintained by Mrs. Harriet W. Myers of Los Angeles
    • A Bird Bath
    • CHAPTER XII
    • TEACHING BIRD STUDY
    • Preparing for the coming of the birds. A Junior Audubon class on Prince Edward Island
    • Colouring of Birds upon Outline Drawings
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