The Burgess Bird Book for Children

Thornton W. BURGESS (1874 - 1965)

The Burgess Bird Book for Children is a zoology book written in the form of a story featuring Peter Rabbit. Peter learns from his friend Jenny Wren all about the birds of North America, and we meet many of them in the Old Orchard, the Green Meadow, and the Green Forest. (summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

Genre(s): Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Laurie Anne Walden
00:02:32
Play 01 JENNY WREN ARRIVES: Introducing the House Wren. Lee Ann Howlett
00:09:00
Play 02 THE OLD ORCHARD BULLY: The English or House Sparrow. Dorothy Lieder (1915-2008)
00:10:02
Play 03 JENNY HAS A GOOD WORD FOR SOME SPARROWS: The Song, White-throated and Fox Sparrows. John Lieder
00:09:17
Play 04 CHIPPY, SWEETVOICE AND DOTTY: The Chipping, Vesper and Tree Sparrows. John Lieder
00:10:36
Play 05 PETER LEARNS SOMETHING HE HADN'T GUESSED: The Bluebird and the Robin. John Lieder
00:11:24
Play 06 AN OLD FRIEND IN A NEW HOME: The Phoebe and the Least Flycatcher. Lee Ann Howlett
00:10:14
Play 07 THE WATCHMAN OF THE OLD ORCHARD: The Kingbird and the Great Crested Flycatcher. Bryan Ness
00:09:42
Play 08 OLD CLOTHES AND OLD HOUSES: The Wood Peewee and Some Nesting Places. Bryan Ness
00:08:48
Play 09 LONGBILL AND TEETER: The Woodcock and the Spotted Sandpiper. Bryan Ness
00:09:24
Play 10 REDWING AND YELLOW WING: The Red-winged Blackbird and the Golden-winged Flicker. Lee Ann Howlett
00:08:57
Play 11 DRUMMERS AND CARPENTERS: The Downy, Hairy and Red-headed Woodpeckers. Betsie Bush
00:09:21
Play 12 SOME UNLIKE RELATIVES: The Cowbird and the Baltimore Oriole. Jan MacGillivray
Scott MacGillivray
00:10:53
Play 13 MORE OF THE BLACKBIRD FAMILY: The Orchard Oriole and the Bobolink. Lee Ann Howlett
00:09:46
Play 14 BOB WHITE AND CAROL THE MEADOW LARK: The So-called Quail and the Meadow Lark. Laurie Anne Walden
00:10:14
Play 15 A SWALLOW AND ONE WHO ISN'T: The Tree Swallow and the Chimney Swift. Ethellion
00:08:30
Play 16 A ROBBER IN THE OLD ORCHARD: The Purple Martin and the Barn Swallow. Lee Ann Howlett
00:09:11
Play 17 MORE ROBBERS: The Crow and the Blue Jay. Deb Bacon-Ziegler
00:11:19
Play 18 SOME HOMES IN THE GREEN FOREST: The Crow, the Oven Bird and the Red-tailed Hawk. Laurie Anne Walden
00:10:36
Play 19 A MAKER OF THUNDER AND A FRIEND IN BLACK: The Ruffed Grouse and the Crow Blackbird. Mick
00:12:26
Play 20 A FISHERMAN ROBBED: The Osprey and the Bald-headed Eagle. Sibella Denton
00:10:03
Play 21 A FISHING PARTY: The Great Blue Heron and the Kingfisher. Sibella Denton
00:10:41
Play 22 SOME FEATHERED DIGGERS: The Bank Swallow, the Kingfisher and the Sparrow Hawk. Janice Green
00:13:01
Play 23 SOME BIG MOUTHS: The Nighthawk, the Whip-poor-will and Chuck-wills-widow. Jan MacGillivray
00:09:45
Play 24 THE WARBLERS ARRIVE: The Redstart and the Yellow Warbler. Lee Ann Howlett
00:09:46
Play 25 THREE COUSINS QUITE UNLIKE: The Black and White Warbler, the Maryland Yellow-Throat and the Yellow-breasted Chat. Laura Caldwell
00:09:01
Play 26 PETER GETS A LAME NECK: The Parula, Myrtle and Magnolia Warblers. Laura Caldwell
00:11:23
Play 27 A NEW FRIEND AND AN OLD ONE: The Cardinal and the Catbird. Cori Dean
00:09:19
Play 28 PETER SEES ROSEBREAST AND FINDS REDCOAT: The Rose-breasted Grosbeak and the Scarlet Tanager. Daniel Shorten
00:12:41
Play 29 THE CONSTANT SINGERS: The Red-eyed, Warbling and Yellow-throated Vireos. Jan MacGillivray
00:09:48
Play 30 JENNY WREN'S COUSINS: The Brown Thrasher and the Mockingbird. Sibella Denton
00:08:58
Play 31 VOICE OF THE DUSK: he Wood, Hermit and Wilson's Thrushes. Sibella Denton
00:10:05
Play 32 PETER SAVES A FRIEND AND LEARNS SOMETHING: The Towhee and the Indigo Bunting. Sibella Denton
00:09:35
Play 33 A ROYAL DRESSER AND A LATE NESTER: The Purple Linnet and the Goldfinch. Sibella Denton
00:09:40
Play 34 MOURNER THE DOVE AND CUCKOO: The Mourning Dove and the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Sibella Denton
00:10:00
Play 35 A BUTCHER AND A HUMMER: The Shrike and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Laura Caldwell
00:10:19
Play 36 A STRANGER AND A DANDY: The English Starling and the Cedar Waxwing. Cori Dean
00:08:38
Play 37 FAREWELLS AND WELCOMES: The Chickadee. Cori Dean
00:09:29
Play 38 HONKER AND DIPPY ARRIVE: The Canada Goose and the Loon. Sarah Jennings
00:10:25
Play 39 PETER DISCOVERS TWO OLD FRIENDS: The White-breasted Nuthatch and the Brown Creeper. Cori Dean
00:08:33
Play 40 SOME MERRY SEED-EATERS: The Tree Sparrow and the Junco. Andrea Lee
00:07:45
Play 41 MORE FRIENDS COME WITH THE SNOW: The Snow Bunting and the Horned Lark. Deb Bacon-Ziegler
00:09:31
Play 42 PETER LEARNS SOMETHING ABOUT SPOOKY: The Screech Owl. Laurie Anne Walden
00:08:41
Play 43 QUEER FEET AND A QUEERER BILL: The Ruffed Grouse and the Crossbills. Jamie Gardner
00:08:03
Play 44 MORE FOLKS IN RED: The Pine Grosbeak and the Redpoll. Jamie Gardner
00:08:24
Play 45 PETER SEES TWO TERRIBLE FEATHERED HUNTERS: The Goshawk and the Great Horned Owl. Laurie Anne Walden
00:12:31