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The Birds of Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

    Abstract

    THE Delaware Valley Ornithological Club has only been established about five years, but steps were taken shortly after its organisation to compile a list of the birds observed by the members in the vicinity of Philadelphia. In this volume the important results of the club's ornithological investigations are brought together in a compact form by the committee of three—Messrs. Morris, Rhoads, and Stone—appointed to prepare the work. A list of the birds to be found in the Delaware Valley and along the New Jersey sea-coast has naturally a limited sphere of usefulness, even though it may furnish a work of reference for ornithologists in general. But this volume contains not only an annotated list of the birds of the district to which it refers, and a bibliography of ornithological literature relating to Pennsylvania and New Jersey; it comprises, in addition, outlines of the knowledge of the geographical distribution and migration of birds, thus giving it increased value. These chapters will lead beginners in the study of birds to understand the importance of simple observations.

    The Birds of Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    Edited by Witmer Stone. Pp. 185. (Philadelphia: Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, 1894.)

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