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A-Birding on a Bronco

A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
By: (1863-1948)

Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey (August 8, 1863 - September 22, 1948) was an American ornithologist and nature writer. She started observing bird behavior at a time when most bird study was based on collections and skins. By 1885, she began to write articles focusing on protecting birds. Her introduction of a birdwatching field guide, aimed at living birds, is considered the first in the tradition of modern bird guides. She wrote the first of these at the age of 26, initially as a series of notes in the Audubon Magazine and later as books. In "A-Birding on a Bronco," she writes an engaging memoir about her several trips to study birds on a ranch in California in the late 1800's.

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Books by Florence A. Merriam.

BIRDS THROUGH AN OPERA GLASS. In Riverside Library for Young People. Illustrated. 16mo, 75 cents.

MY SUMMER IN A MORMON VILLAGE. 16mo, $1.00.

A BIRDING ON A BRONCO. Illustrated. 16mo, $1.25.

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. BOSTON AND NEW YORK.

[Illustration: MOUNTAIN BILLY UNDER THE GNATCATCHER'S OAK]

A BIRDING ON A BRONCO

BY FLORENCE A. MERRIAM

I do invite you ... to my house ... after, we'll a birding together. SHAKESPEARE.

ILLUSTRATED

[Illustration: The Riverside Press.]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1896

Copyright, 1896,

By FLORENCE A. MERRIAM.

All rights reserved.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.

Electrotyped and Printed by H. O. Houghton & Company.

PREFATORY NOTE.

THE notes contained in this book were taken from March to May, 1889, and from March to July, 1894, at Twin Oaks in southern California... Continue reading book >>


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