A-Birding on a Bronco

Florence A. MERRIAM (1863 - 1948)

Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey 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.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Our Valley (includes prefatory note J. M. Smallheer
00:25:55
Play 02 02 - The Little Lover J. M. Smallheer
00:24:06
Play 03 03 - Like a Thief in the Night J. M. Smallheer
00:11:48
Play 04 04 - Was It a Sequel? J. M. Smallheer
00:21:39
Play 05 05 - Little Prisoners in the Tower J. M. Smallheer
00:20:20
Play 06 06 - Hints by the Way J. M. Smallheer
00:06:10
Play 07 07 - Around Our Ranch-House J. M. Smallheer
00:20:00
Play 08 08 - Pocket Makers J. M. Smallheer
00:10:14
Play 09 09 - The Big Sycamore J. M. Smallheer
00:13:48
Play 10 10 - Among My Tenants J. M. Smallheer
00:22:14
Play 11 11 - An Unnamed Bird J. M. Smallheer
00:08:03
Play 12 12 - Hummers J. M. Smallheer
00:13:50
Play 13 13 - In the Shade of the Oaks J. M. Smallheer
00:16:23
Play 14 14 - A Mysterious Tragedy J. M. Smallheer
00:03:46
Play 15 15 - How I Helped Build a Nest J. M. Smallheer
00:10:04
Play 16 16 - In Our Neighbor's Door-Yard J. M. Smallheer
00:06:48
Play 17 17 - Which Was the Mother Bird? J. M. Smallheer
00:05:40
Play 18 18 - A Rare Bird J. M. Smallheer
00:20:52
Play 19 19 - My Blue Gum Grove J. M. Smallheer
00:12:00