ooh! I just have to share what I found for Nature Study of birds!
a few of our favorite nature study books
The following are books mentioned as additional resources in the Handbook of Nature Study that I found available online... unless otherwise mentioned these are intended as resources for the parent/teacher's use to better herself as wellspring of interesting information for her always curious children.
- The Bird Book by Neltje Blanchan (combo of Bird Neighbors & Birds that Hunt and are Hunted - gr7+)
- Bird Life by Frank Chapman (gr7+) (226MB in color) and the same book (18MB in bw).
- Birds of the Wild - How to Make Your Home Their Home by Frank Pellet (adult)
- The Children's Book of Birds by Olive Thorne Miller (gr4-6)
- Bird Stories by Edith M. Patch (gr4-6)
- Travels of Birds by Frank M. Chapman (gr5-7)
- Bird Stories from the Burroughs by John Burroughs
- Our Winter Birds Frank M. Chapman
- Birds in their relations to man; a manual of economic ornithology for the United States and Canada by Clarence Weed (adult)
- Birds of America by Gilbert Pearson (vol. one), (vol. two) and (vol. three) Librivox of The Bird Study Book by the same author. (all ages)
- Birds of Massachusetts by Edward H. Forbush (similar book, same author, different title can be found here) (adult)
- The Birds of New York by Elon Eaton (vol. one), (vol. two) (adult)
- Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music by F Schuyler Mathews (identification guide for adults)
- Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America by Frank Chapman (adult)
- Handbook of Birds of the Western United States by Florence M. Bailey (adult)
- How to Have Bird Neighbors by S. Louise Patteson (age10+)
- Practical Value of Birds by Junius Henderson (adult)
- Wake Robin by John Burroughs (adult)
- What Bird is That? by Frank Chapman (gr.6+)
- Wild Bird Guests and How to Entertain Them by Ernest H. Baynes (gr.5-8)
- Bird Friends by Gilbert H. Trafton
- Migration of Birds by Frederick Lincoln
I plan to continue to scour around for more as the study/discussion on the Handbook of Nature Study by Anna Botsford Comstock continues through the summer. Yay for free books!
PS. Sorry I am SUCH a weirdo. I thought this was a scheduled post for yesterday and all along it was just a draft... :)