HOW TO WATCH BIRDS by Roger Barton


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Must reading for amateur ornithologists comes from the president of the New Jersey Audubon Society who spent his youth bird watching in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. From the definition (Mr. Barton first explains what a bird watcher is and how many of them we harbor in the United States) on through techniques of actual practice and to interesting anecdotes about famous watchers, material is competently and often humorously presented. Valuable textual assistance comes from chapters on identification, location, feeding and nesting habits, field trips and note taking, how to watch with binoculars or at night or with whatever type of camera you may happen to have or want, bird banding, collecting nests and joining a bird watching club. These topics and more should open the way to many a fine feathered friendship.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1955
Publisher: McGraw-Hill