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A study of birds

Manuscript describing several types of birds. The author comments on home life, habitat, and physical characteristics.

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

Compilation of birds

Manuscript detailing characteristics of birds who frequent a pond, as well as the joys and disappointments of photography. A second manuscript describes a red-tailed hawk. Additional excerpts are included from other manuscripts, including "Vigor's wren."

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


Manuscript that contains a few related excerpts from "Scarcity of hawks & owls." Talks about how from a naturalist's point of view, there is desire for the extermination of any species, even if they are predators.

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

Hawks that check the rodent pests

Manuscript arguing that red-tailed hawks are beneficial to the environment, not detrimental as sportsmen and farmers would have the public believe. Farmers assume that the hawk is after livestock. Sportsmen blame the hawk for the decrease of other bird and game populations. The author contends that these birds help aid the natural balance of their ecosystem. They help weed out rodents that destroy crops.

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

Information and articles on wildlife

  1. "Why protect hawks and owls"; 2. "The great Alaskan brown bear"; 3. "Brownsville Gun & Rod Club is incorporated"; 4. "Not a creditable proceeding"; 5. "The plumage and the tariff"; 6. "Predators and the northern bob-white"; 7. "Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge"; 8. "National Parks Bulletin"; 9. "Wildlife tips and briefs"; 10. Bird images.

Jewett, Stanley G. (Stanley Gordon), 1885-

List of birds

Manuscript with detailed descriptions of bird species the author observed in Harney County.

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

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