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Burgess Bird Book for Children

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ISBN-10: 0486428400

ISBN-13: 9780486428406

Edition: 2003

Authors: Thornton W. Burgess, Louis Agassiz Fuertes

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List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Thornton Waldo Burgess was born in Sandwich on January 14, 1874. Burgess graduated from Sandwich High School in 1891, and went on to attend a Business College in Boston from 1892-93. At the age of 17, Burgess briefly lived in Boston and then moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. He bought a place in Hampden, Massachusetts in 1925 and made it his permanent home in 1957. He published his first book, Old Mother West Wind, in 1910 Burgess was a naturalist and conservationist, and loved loved nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers. Burgess was also…    

Jenny Wren Arrives: Introducing the House Wren
The Old Orchard Bully: The English or House Sparrow
Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows: The Song, White-throated and Fox Sparrows
Chippy, Sweetvoice, and Dotty: The Chipping, Vesper and Tree Sparrows
Peter Learns Something He Hadn't Guessed: The Bluebird and the Robin
An Old Friend in a New Home: The Phoebe and the Least Flycatcher
The Watchman of the Old Orchard: The Kingbird and the Great Crested Flycatcher
Old Clothes and Old Houses: The Wood Pewee and Some Nesting Places
Longbill and Teeter: The Woodcock and the Spotted Sandpiper
Redwing and Yellow Wing: The Red-winged Blackbird and the Golden-winged Flicker
Drummers and Carpenters: The Downy, Hairy and Red-headed Woodpeckers
Some Unlike Relatives: The Cowbird and the Baltimore Oriole
More of the Blackbird Family: The Orchard Oriole and the Bobolink
Bob White and Carol the Meadow Lark: The So-called Quail and the Meadow Lark
A Swallow and One Who Isn't: The Tree Swallow and the Chimney Swift
A Robber in the Old Orchard: The Purple Martin and the Barn Swallow
More Robbers: The Crow and the Blue Jay
Some Homes in the Green Forest: The Crow, the Oven Bird and the Redtailed Hawk
A Maker of Thunder and a Friend in Black: The Ruffed Grouse and the Crow Blackbird
A Fisherman Robbed: The Osprey and the Bald-headed Eagle
A Fishing Party: The Great Blue Heron and the Kingfisher
Some Feathered Diggers: The Bank Swallow, the Kingfisher and the Sparrow Hawk
Some Big Mouths: The Nighthawk, the Whip-poor-will and Chuck-will's-widow
The Warblers Arrive: The Redstart and the Yellow Warbler
Three Cousins Quite Unlike: The Black and White Warbler, the Maryland Yellow-Throat and the Yellow-breasted Chat
Peter Gets a Lame Neck: The Parula, Myrtle and Magnolia Warblers
A New Friend and an Old One: The Cardinal and the Catbird
Peter Sees Rosebreast and Finds Redcoat: The Rose-breasted Grosbeak and the Scarlet Tanager
The Constant Singers: The Red-eyed, Warbling and Yellow-throated Vireos
Jenny Wren's Cousins: The Brown Thrasher and the Mockingbird
Voices of the Dusk: The Wood, Hermit and Wilson's Thrushes
Peter Saves a Friend and Learns Something: The Towhee and the Indigo Bunting
A Royal Dresser and a Late Nester: The Purple Linnet and the Goldfinch
Mourner the Dove and Cuckoo: The Mourning Dove and the Yellow-billed Cuckoo
A Butcher and a Hummer: The Shrike and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird
A Stranger and a Dandy: The English Starling and the Cedar Waxwing
Farewells and Welcomes: The Chickadee
Honker and Dippy Arrive: The Canada Goose and the Loon
Peter Discovers Two Old Friends: The White-breasted Nuthatch and the Brown Creeper
Some Merry Seed-eaters: The Tree Sparrow and the Junco
More Friends Come with the Snow: The Snow Bunting and the Horned Lark
Peter Learns Something About Spooky: The Screech Owl
Queer Feet and a Queerer Bill: The Ruffed Grouse and the Crossbills
More Folks in Red: The Pine Grosbeak and the Redpoll
Peter Sees Two Terrible Feathered Hunters: The Goshawk and the Great Horned Owl