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Preface for lecture

A preface for a lecture on the author's motivation for bird photography, focusing on land birds of Oregon and California.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The white heron

Manuscript detailing the pursuit of photographing white herons. The author describes concerns regarding the decreased population due to plume hunting. Also included is a page about bluebirds.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Lecture on plumage hunting

Manuscript that appears to be an initial edit of a lecture. The manuscript describes the author's efforts in collecting data, combining the results and findings of three exploratory trips.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Malheur trip

Manuscript describing Malheur Lake. The author describes the uncomfortable conditions of this trip as well as detailing the dismal quality of the lake's water for drinking.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The storm

Manuscript that gives a colorful depiction of a thunderstorm that affected the author and crew.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Notes

Manuscript depicting the landscape south of the Dalles.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Sagebrush country

Manuscript describing a trip. Highlights include the convenience of a machine that provides fuel, shelter, and the ability to cook. Observations of wildlife and the environment are also included.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Excerpts

Manuscript that depicts trials of photography, the lamentation of the loss of one species, and other thoughts.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Photographing a flicker family

In this draft of "Photographing flickers", High-Hole and his family are featured. The author describes their interactions with their offspring.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Bush-tit

This manuscript accounts the likability of the bush-tit, pointing out that a scientific description of the bird does not mean that one truly has discovered all there is to know about it.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Chickadee

Manuscript detailing a chickadee family of seven offspring and two energetic parents.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Vigor's wren

Manuscript describing a wren family. It is the same family from "Rearing a wren family" and contains excerpts from the manuscript.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Humming bird

Manuscript containing similar pieces as "The hummingbird at home."

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Barn owl

Manuscript that includes excerpts of "The bird of night".

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Study of sea birds

Edited manuscript that recounts a trip to the Oregon Coast in search of water fowl of the sea.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Malheur

Manuscript describing a trip to Malheur Lake with Bohlman, including descriptions of the land and its occupants.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

White heron search

Manuscript describing the same trip in "Malheur". The focus in this document is on the quest for white herons.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Audubon societies

Manuscript describing the work that Audubon societies have accomplished in preserving bird populations. Author calls people of Oregon to action in supporting their local society.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Lecture

Lecture that focuses on the trip mentioned in both "Malheur" and "White heron search."

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Southern Oregon lecture I

Manuscript featuring an expansive lecture. Lecture topics include the need for protection of wildlife, photography, and audubon societies.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Eastern Oregon

Manuscript that features excerpts from "Malheur" and "White heron search."

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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