The Bird Study Book by Thomas Gilbert Pearson

The Bird Study Book

byThomas Gilbert Pearson, Will Simmons, Illustrator

Kobo ebook | September 3, 2013

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This edition features
• illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents, Footnotes,and Index

CONTENTS
PREFACE
I. FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE BIRDS
Caution in Nest Hunting — Going Afield — Notebooks — Reporting Blanks — Bird Books — Movements of Birds — Artificial Cover in Hiding — The Umbrella Blind — Conclusion.
II. THE LIFE ABOUT THE NEST
Nest Hunting — Behaviour when Nest Is Discovered — Lessons to Be Learned — Character of Material Used — Nests in Holes — Variety of Locations — Variation in Families — Meagre Nests.
III. DOMESTIC LIFE OF THE BIRDS
Parental Care of Young — Sharing the Labours — Length of Mated Life — A Much-married Bluebird — The Faithful Canada Geese — Unmated Birds — Polygamy Among Birds — The Outcast.
IV. THE MIGRATION OF BIRDS
Moulting — Why Birds Migrate — The Gathering Flocks — The Usual Movement — The Travelling Shore Birds — The World's Migrating Champion — Perils of Migration — Keeping Migration Records.
V. THE BIRDS IN WINTER
A Good Time for Field Walks — The Downy's Winter Quarters — Birds and the Night — The Food Question in Winter — When the Food Supply Fails — Wild Fowl Destroyed in the Oil Fields — Hunting Winter Birds.
VI. THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF BIRDS
A Government Report — Plagues of Insects — Some Useful Birds — The Question of the Weed Seeds — Dealing with the Rodent Pests — The Terror That Flies by Night — A Seldom Recognised Blessing.
VII. CIVILIZATION'S EFFECT ON THE BIRD SUPPLY
Number of Birds in the World — Number in the Different States — Increase of Farm-land Species — Effect of Forest Devastation — Commercializing Birds — Wild Pigeon — Ivory-billed Woodpecker — Labrador Duck — Great Auk — Eskimo Curlew.
VIII. THE TRAFFIC IN FEATHERS
War on the Sea Swallows — What the Ladies Wore — The Story of the Egrets — Amateur Feather Hunters — Maribou — Pheasants — Numidie — Goura — Women's Love for Feathers — Ostrich Feathers Are Desirable.
IX. BIRD-PROTECTIVE LAWS AND THEIR ENFORCEMENT . . . HOW LAWS ARE MADE
Definition of Game — Audubon Laws — Game Law Enforcement — Lacy Lava — Federal Migratory Bird Law — History of Game Laws — The Theory of Shiras — Work of the Bird Committee — Government Explanations — World's Only Bird Treaty.
X. BIRD RESERVATIONS
First Federal Bird Reservation — Congressional Sanction — Florida Reservations — Distant Reservations — President Taft a Bird Protectionist — Audubon Society Reservations — The Corkscrew Rookery — Wardens Shot by Plume Hunters.
XI. MAKING BIRD SANCTUARIES
Natural Nesting Places Destroyed — Nesting Boxes for Birds — Some Rules for Making and Erecting Bird Boxes — Sites of Bird Boxes — Feeding Birds — Community Sanctuaries — Birdcraft Sanctuary — Cemeteries as Bird Sanctuaries — A Birdless Cemetery — Birds of a New York Graveyard — Enemies to Be Eliminated — Berries and Fruit for Birds.
XII. TEACHING BIRD STUDY
Teaching Children — Junior Audubon Societies — Correlated Studies — Keeping Scrapbooks — Records of Migrants — Essays — Sending Old Nests to City Children — Audubon Prizes — Bird Day.

About the Author
T. Gilbert Pearson
Secretary, National Association of Audubon Societies

Title:The Bird Study BookFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990005720151

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