Birds, Vol. I, No 1, January 1897


Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds and Nature." Later volumes were expanded to include animals, plants, etc. Summary by J. M. Smallheer

From the Preface of Vol 1 No 1:
"Of all animated nature, birds are the most beautiful in coloring, most graceful in form and action, swiftest in motion and most perfect emblems of freedom.

They are withal, very intelligent and have many remarkable traits, so that their habits and characteristics make a delightful study for all lovers of nature. In view of the facts, we feel that we are doing a useful work for the young, and one that will be appreciated by progressive parents, in placing within the easy possession of children in the homes these beautiful photographs of birds.

The text is prepared with the view of giving the children as clear an idea as possible, of haunts, habits, characteristics and such other information as will lead them to love the birds and delight in their study and acquaintance." NATURE STUDY PUBLISHING CO.

Genre(s): Nature

Language: English

Group: Birds; Birds and All Nature; Nature and Art; Birds and Nature - Volumes I, IV-XII (Volumes II- III in progress)

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Larry Wilson
Play 02 The Nonpareil Alan Mapstone
Play 03 Poem - Sweet Warblers of the sunny hours Alan Mapstone
Play 04 The Resplendent Trogon Max Hollway
Play 05 The Mandarin Duck - A Letter from China Alan Mapstone
Play 06 The Mandarin Duck Availle
Play 07 The Golden Pheasant Jenn Broda
Play 08 The Nonpareil ChingYi
Play 09 The Australian Grass Parrakeet Julian Pratley
Play 10 The Cock-of-the-Rock Phil Schempf
Play 11 The Red Bird of Paradise Julian Pratley
Play 12 The Yellow Throated Toucan BettyB
Play 13 The Red-Rumped Tanager Steven Winterburn
Play 14 The Golden Oriole KevinS