Ornithology of North Carolina: A List of the Birds of North Carolina, with Notes of Each Species (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Ornithology of North Carolina: A List of the Birds of North Carolina, With Notes of Each Species In contemplation oi this list I have spared no pains in gathering material from all available sources, which I have boiled down and condensed, and am glad to present it in as complete form as is pos sible at this date.
Historical – Catesbys work, in 1670, was the first to appear on the birds of this State, but this work included a great deal more territory than North Carolina, and did not embrace one-half of the birds now known to occur within our borders. Then followed the publication of several minor papers, at irregular intervals, devoted principally to the ornithology of the various sections, when, in 1887, Prof. Book Ornithology of North Carolina: A List of the Birds of North Carolina, with Notes of Each Species (Classic Reprint) G. F. Atkinson, of the University of North Carolina, pub lished a list of all the birds then known to him to occur within the bounds of the State.
Incomplete though this list was, it has served a good purpose – that of a stimulus; and since that time much work has been done by a few zealous workers. Many new species have been added, and new and more complete notes taken on nearly all the species recorded by him their general distribution and nesting habits have been more fully studied and carefully observed the result of which is given forth in this list.
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