The Library of Congress's General Collection includes a great deal of material reflecting the enormous popular interest in ornithology and bird-life which flourished in the United States in this era, mingling science, sentiment, piety, moral didacticism, and--not least--conservation advocacy, and providing the American conservation movement itself with both significant direction and a major portion of its popular support. After consulting works included in the Conservation Collection, readers who have direct access to the Library, or to other major research libraries, might wish to look at titles such as those on the list below. They might also wish to consult some of the titles on four other Additional Resources lists, "The Nature Essay, c.1850-1920", "Arbor and Bird Day Observance, c.1872-1920", "Juvenile Nature Literature and Nature Pedagogy, c.1850-1920", and "Sportsmen and Conservationism, c.1850-1920."
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Abbott, Charles Conrad. The birds about us. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott company, 1895.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.A14
Bailey, B.H. 200 wild birds of Iowa: a handbook for use in schools, and as a guide in identification for all who desire to become acquainted with our common birds. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Audubon nature publications co., 1906.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL684.I6B2
Bailey, Florence Merriam. Handbook of birds of the western United States, including the Great Plains, Great Basin, Pacific Slope, and lower Rio Grande Valley.... With thirty-three full-page plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and over six hundred cuts in the text. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1902.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL683.B33
Baily, William L. Our own birds: a familiar natural history of the birds of the United States.... Revised and edited by Edward D. Cope, Corresponding Secretary of the Acadamy of Natural Sciences. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1869.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.B13
Baynes, Ernest Harold. Wild bird guests: how to entertain them. With chapters on the destruction of birds, their economic and aesthetic values, suggestions for dealing with their enemies, and on the organization and management of bird clubs... With 50 photogravure illustrations from photographs. New York, E.P. Dutton & company, 1915.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.5.B35
Bignell, Effie. Mr. Chupes and Miss Jenny: the life story of two robins. New York, The Baker and Taylor company, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.B59
Blanchan, Neltje. How to attract the birds; and other talks about bird neighbours. New York, Doubleday, Page & company, 1902.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.D75
Brewster, William. Memoirs of the Nuttall Ornithological Club. No. IV. The birds of the Cambridge region of Massachusetts. Cambridge, Mass., published by The Club, 1906.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL684.M4B8
Burba, George F. Our bird friends. Containing many things young folks ought to know--and likewise grown-ups. New York, The outing publishing company, 1908.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.B93
Chapman, Frank M. Bird-life: a guide to the study of our common birds. New York, D. Appleton and company, 1897.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.C44 1897
Chapman, Frank M. Bird studies with a camera; with introductory chapters on the outfit and methods of the bird photographer.... with over one hundred photographs from nature, by the author. New York, D. Appleton and company, 1900.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.C47
Chapman, Frank M. Camps and cruises of an ornithologist. New York, D. Appleton and company, 1908.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.C445
Chapman, Frank M. Color key to North American birds. New York, Doubleday, Page & company, 1903.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.C47
Chapman, Frank M. The economic value of birds to the state. Albany, J.B. Lyon company, printers, 1903.
LC CALL NUMBER: SB995.C46
Chapman, Frank M. Handbook of birds of eastern North America, with keys to the species and descriptions of their plumages, nests, and eggs, their distribution and migrations, and a brief account of their haunts and habits, with introductory chapters on the study of ornithology, how to identify birds, and how to collect and preserve birds, their nests, and eggs. New York, D. Appleton and company, 1895.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.C46
Chapman, Frank M. Our winter birds: how to know and how to attract them. New York and London, D. Appleton and company, 1918.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.C48
Chapman, Frank M. What bird is that? A pocket museum of the land birds of the eastern United States arranged according to season. New York and London, D. Appleton & company, 1920.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.C5
Coues, Elliott. A check list of North American birds. Salem, [Mass.], Naturalists' agency, 1873.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL677.C85
[Coues, Elliott.] The Coues check list of North American birds. Second edition, revised to date, and entirely rewritten, under direction of the author, with a dictionary of the etymology, orthography, and orthoepy of the scientific names, the concordance of previous lists, and a catalogue of his ornithological publications. Boston, Estes and Lauriat, 1882.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL677.C86
Coues, Elliott. Key to North American birds; containing a concise account of every species of living and fossil bird at present known from the continent north of the Mexican and United States boundary. Salem, [Mass.], Naturalists' agency, 1872.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.C85 1872
Davie, Oliver. The naturalist's manual, containing descriptions of the nests and eggs of North American birds.... Also, instructions for collecting and preserving birds, nests, eggs & insects. Columbus, Ohio, The Columbus printing works, 1882.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL675.D29
Dixon, Royal. The human side of birds. New York, Frederick A. Stokes company, publishers, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.D65
Eyer, Benjamin F. Birds of Kansas. Topeka, Kansas, Crane & company, publishers, 1900.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL684.K2E9
Fish, Eldridge Eugene. The blessed birds; or, highways and byways. Buffalo, N.Y., published by Otto Ulrich, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.F53
Forbush, Edward Howe. A history of the game birds, wild-fowl and shore birds of Massachusetts and adjacent states. Including those used for food which have disappeared since the settlement of the country, and those which are now hunted for food or sport, with observations on their former abundance and recent decrease in numbers; also the means for conserving those still in existence. [Boston], issued by the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture by authority of the Legislature, 1912.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL684.M4F7
Forbush, Edward Howe. Useful birds and their protection. Containing brief descriptions of the more common and useful species of Massachusetts, with accounts of their food habits, and a chapter on the means of attracting and protecting birds. [Boston], published under direction of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture, by authority of the Legislature, .
LC CALL NUMBER: SB995.F7
Herrick, Francis Hobart. The home life of wild birds: a new method of the study and photography of birds. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1901.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.H56
Home Savings Bank, Toledo, Ohio. Saving the birds. Toledo, Ohio, 1917.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.H7
Howe, Reginald Heber, Jr. On the birds' highway. Boston, Small, Maynard & company, 1899.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.H85
James, George Wharton. The story of Scraggles. Boston, Little, Brown and company, 1906.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.J28
Job, Herbert Keightley. Wild wings: adventures of a camera-hunter among the larger wild birds of North America on sea and land. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin & company, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.J65
Keyser, Leander S. Bird-dom. Boston, D. Lothrop company, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.K42
Keyser, Leander S. Birds of the Rockies.... With eight full-page plates (four in color) by Louis Agassiz Fuertes; many illustrations in the text by Bruce Horsfall, and eight views of localities from photographs. With a complete checklist of Colorado birds. Chicago, A.C. McClurg and co., 1902.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.K44
Keyser, Leander S. Our bird comrades. Chicago, Rand, McNally & company, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.K46
Lange, D[ietrich]. Our native birds: how to protect them and attract them to our homes. New York, The Macmillan company, 1899.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.L26
Lattin, Frank H. The oologists' handbook. 1885. [Rochester, N.Y., J.P. Smith], 1884.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL675.L37
Lewis, Grace Anna. Natural history of birds. Lectures on ornithology in ten parts. Part I. Philadelphia, J.A. Bancroft & co., .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL677.L67
Long, William J. Fowls of the air. Boston and London, Ginn & company publishers, 1901.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.L84
Lord, William Rogers. A first book upon the birds of Oregon and Washington: a pocket guide and pupil's assistant in a study of most of the land birds and a few of the water birds of these States. Portland, Oregon, William Rogers Lord, 1901.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL684.O6L8
Mathews, F. Schuyler. Field book of birds and their music. A description of the character and music of birds, intended to assist in the identification of species common in the eastern United States.... With numerous reproductions of water color and pen-and-ink studies of birds, and complete musical notations of bird songs by the author. New York and London, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1904.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.M35
Maynard, Chas. J. Eggs of North American birds. Boston, De Wolfe, Fiske & co., 1890.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL675.M47
Merriam, Florence A. A-birding on a bronco. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1896.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.B15
Merriam, Florence A. Birds of village and field: a bird book for beginners. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1898.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.B12
Merriam, Florence A. Birds through an opera glass. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1889.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.B17
Merriam, Florence A. How birds affect the farm and garden. A series of facts determined by investigation of the food habits of our common birds, showing their character as insect destroyers and their value as allies of the farmer and fruit grower. New York, Forest and Stream publishing company, .
LC CALL NUMBER: SB995.B15
Miller, Olive Thorne. A bird-lover in the West. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1894.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.M655
Miller, Olive Thorne. The bird our brother: a contribution to the study of the bird as he is in life. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1908.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.M718
Miller, Olive Thorne. Bird-ways. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1885.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.M64
Miller, Olive Thorne. In nesting time. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1888.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.M685
Miller, Olive Thorne. Little brothers of the air. Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1892.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.M719
Nelson, Harry Leverett. Bird-songs about Worcester. Boston, Little, Brown, and company, 1889.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL684.M4N4
Parkhurst, H.E. The birds' calendar. New York, Charles Scribner's sons, 1894.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.P23
Peabody, Selim H. Cecil's book of birds. Chicago, Clarke and company, 1869.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.P37
Pearson, T. Gilbert, John Burroughs, George Gladden, and J. Ellis Burdick, eds. Birds of America. 3 vols. New York, The University society, inc., .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.B6
Porter, Gene Stratton. What I have done with birds: character studies of native American birds which, through friendly advances, I induced to pose for me, or succeeded in photographing by good fortune, with the story of my experiences in obtaining their pictures. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill company, publishers, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.P846
Reed, Chester A. Bird Guide. Part I. Water birds, game birds and birds of prey east of the Rockies. Worcester, Mass., Chas. K. Reed, 1906.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL683.R32
Reed, Chester A. Illustrated bird dictionary and note book: land birds of eastern North America. Worcester, Mass., Chas. K. Reed, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.R42
Reed, Chester A. Illustrated bird dictionary and note book: water birds, game birds, and birds of prey. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & co., 1912.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.R43
Ridgway, Robert. A manual of North American birds. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott company, 1887.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.R53
Seton-Thompson, Ernest. Bird portraits.... With descriptive text by Ralph Thompson. Boston, Ginn & company, 1901.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.S49
LCCN: 01-31792 Revised
Torrey, Bradford. Birds in the bush. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1885.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.T68
Webber, C.W. Wild scenes and song-birds. New York, Riker, Thorne and company, 1855.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.W37
Weed, Clarence M., and Ned Dearborn. Birds in their relation to man: a manual of economic ornithology for the United States and Canada. Philadelphia and London, J.B. Lippincott company, 1903.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.W39
[Wicks, J.B.] My bird parishioners. [Utica, N.Y., L.C. Childs & son, printers, 1896.]
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.W63
LCCN: 05-18539 rev
Wicks, John Bartlett. Bird paradise: an intimate account of a lifelong friendship with bird parishioners. Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs & company, publishers, .
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.W6
Wright, Horace Winslow. Birds of the Boston Public Garden: a study in migration. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin company, 1909.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL684.M4W8
Wright, Mabel Osgood. Birdcraft: a field book of two hundred song, game, and water birds.... With full-page plates containing 128 birds in the natural colours, and other illustrations. New York and London, Macmillan and co., 1895.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL681.W94
American ornithology. For the home and school. Worcester, Mass.; publication begun in 1901.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.A5
The Audubon magazine. Published in the interests of the Audubon Society for the Protection of Birds. New York, N.Y.; publication begun in 1887.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.A8
The Auk: a quarterly journal of ornithology.... Published for the American Ornithologists' Union. [Continuation of the Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club.] Boston, Mass.; publication begun in 1884.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.N9
Bird-lore. An illustrated bi-monthly magazine devoted to the study and protection of birds.... Official organ of the Audubon Societies. [Precursor of the later Audubon Magazine and Audubon. The first volume of this periodical is included in this online collection.] Englewood, New Jersey, and New York; publication begun in 1899.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.A82
Bulletin of the Cooper Ornithological Club. Of California. A bi-monthly magazine of Pacific Coast ornithology. Santa Clara, Calif.; publication begun in 1899. [Precursor of The Condor.]
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.C7
Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club: a quarterly journal of ornithology. Cambridge, Mass.; publication begun in 1876. [Precursor of The Auk.]
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.N9
The Condor. [Continuation of the Bulletin of the Cooper Ornithological Club.] Santa Clara, Calif.; publication begun in 1900.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.C7
The Osprey. An illustrated monthly magazine of popular ornithology. Galesburg, Ill.; publication begun in 1897.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.O87
The Wilson quarterly. A journal of ornithology.... Official organ of the Wilson Ornithological Chapter of the Agassiz Association. [Precursor of The Wilson bulletin.] Oberlin, Ohio?; publication begun in 1889.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.W7
The young oologist, for the student of birds, their nests and eggs. Gaines, N.Y.; publication begun in 1884. [Retitled The oologist in 1886.]
LC CALL NUMBER: QL671.O43
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