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Spare the Birds!George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society$
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Carolyn Merchant

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780300215458

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300215458.001.0001

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Grinnell’s Monthly Birds I

Grinnell’s Monthly Birds I

From The Audubon Magazine 1 (Feb. 1887–Jan. 1888)

(p.155) Chapter Ten Grinnell’s Monthly Birds I
Spare the Birds!

Carolyn Merchant

Yale University Press

This chapter features reprints of the text and illustrations accompanying the monthly bird frontispieces of The Audubon Magazine from its February 1887 to January 1888 run. The accompanying texts here highlight the nature of the featured birds; their habitats, histories, and shortcomings. The birds discussed and illustrated here are: the Baltimore Oriole, the Great Auk, the Cedar Bird, the Chimney Swift, the Golden-Winged Woodpecker, the Purple Martin, the Wood Thrush, the Spotted Sandpiper, the Brown Thrasher, the Nighthawk, and the Cliff Swallow. The chapter also includes the illustrations from the monthly birds feature in the following year of the magazine's run.

Keywords:   monthly birds, George Bird Grinnell, ornithology, bird drawings, bird artwork, The Audubon Magazine

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