The Bird Study Book

Thomas Gilbert Pearson (1873 - 1943)

Do you enjoy bird watching? Would you like to learn a little more about the early conservation efforts to protect wild birds? In the Preface to The Bird Study Book, Pearson tells us “This book was written for the consideration of that ever-increasing class of Americans who are interested in acquiring a greater familiarity with the habits and activities of wild birds. Attention is also given to the relation of birds to mankind and the effect of civilisation on the bird-life of the country. ” An avid ornithologist, T. Gilbert Pearson (1873-1943) was a co-founder in 1905 of the National Association of Audubon Societies of which he was first secretary and then president for many years. He was also a pioneer of the conservation movement in the United States, international bird protection and broad nature education for school-aged children. (Audubon Magazine. 42: 370–371. Nov-Dec 1943)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Animals, Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Preface/ First Acquaintance with the Birds J. M. Smallheer
Play 02 02 - The Life About the Nest J. M. Smallheer
Play 03 03 - Domestic Life of the Birds J. M. Smallheer
Play 04 04 - The Migration of Birds J. M. Smallheer
Play 05 05 - The Birds in Winter J. M. Smallheer
Play 06 06 - The Economic Value of Birds J. M. Smallheer
Play 07 07 - Civilization's Effect on the Bird Supply J. M. Smallheer
Play 08 08 - The Traffic in Feathers J. M. Smallheer
Play 09 09 - Bird Protective Laws and Their Enforcement...How Laws Are Made J. M. Smallheer
Play 10 10 - Bird Reservations J. M. Smallheer
Play 11 11 - Making Bird Sanctuaries J. M. Smallheer
Play 12 12 - Teaching Bird Study J. M. Smallheer