The Bird Book: Illustrating More Than Seven Hundred North American Birds, Also Several Hundred Photographs of Their Nests and Eggs (1914)
Chester A. Reed knows birds. He studied them for thirty years in the hand for plumage, and in their haunts for habits. He studied them in their homes ... Show synopsis Chester A. Reed knows birds. He studied them for thirty years in the hand for plumage, and in their haunts for habits. He studied them in their homes and photographed hundreds of them as they were actually feeding their young. Besides being able to write about these things in an interesting and instructive manner, he is classed as one of the foremost bird artists in America. This rare combination of Artist/Author/Naturalist produced the ultimate bird book. This book might well be called an illustrated dictionary of North American birds. In this facsimile edition you will find more than seven hundred birds illustrated, along with hundreds of photographs of their nests and eggs. This wonderful guide gives you the information you need to make a quick identification of any bird you are likely to meet, as well as a plethora of information about it and its haunts. Simply a wonderful birding tool.