Alexander Wilson Natural History of Birds of the United States 1832

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Mississippi Kite, Tennesee Warbler, Prairie Warbler
AWJ162
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Ring-tailed Eagle, Sea Eagle
AWJ163
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Sharp-shinned Hawk, Redstart, Yellow-rump
AWJ164
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Black Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Female Baltimore Oriole, Female Towhee's Bunting
AWJ165
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Broad-winged Hawk, Chuck-wills-widow, Female Black-cap Warbler
AWJ170
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Winter Falcon, Magpie, Crow
AWJ167
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Female Crow Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lark Finch
AWJ174
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Turtle Dove, Hermit Thrush, Pine-swamp Warbler
AWJ119
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Slate coloured Hawk, Ground Dove
AWJ173
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Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Rocky Mountain Anteater, Female Golden winged Warbler
AWJ177
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Fulvous or Cliff Swallow
AWJ175
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Tyrant Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, Small Green Crested Flycatcher, Pe-we Flycatcher, Wood Pe-we Flycatcher
AWJ178
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Great American Shrike or Butcher Bird, Pine Grossbeak, Ruby crowned Wren, Shore Lark
AWJ181
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American Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, White-crowned Bunting, Bay-winged Bunting
AWJ190
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Canada Jay, Snow Bunting, Rusty Grakle, Purple Grakle
AWJ184
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Mocking Bird, Hummingbird Nest and Eggs,
Towhe Bunting
AWJ186
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Red-cocaded Woodpecker, Brownheaded Woodpecker, Pigeon Hawk, Blue-winged Yellow Warbler, Golden-Winged Warbler, Blue-eyed Yellow Warbler, Black breasted Blue Warbler
AWJ187
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Cow Bunting, Maryland Yellow Throat, Blue Grey Flycatcher, White-eyed Flycatcher
AWJ183
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Evening Grosbeak, Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Female White-winged Grosbeak, Female Indigo Finch
AWJ192
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Turkey Buzzard, Black Vulture, Raven
AWJ199
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Yellow-bellied Woodpecker, Band-tailed Pigeon
AWJ195
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Pallas Dipper, Bohemian Waxwing, Pine Bullfinch
AWJ117
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Cooper's Hawk, Palm Warbler
AWJ134
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Lousiana Heron, Pied Oystercatcher,
Hooping Crane, Long-billed Curlew
AWJ116 $75
Lousiana Tanager, Clarks Crow, Lewis's Woodpecker
AWJ120
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Pinnated Grouse, Blue-green Warbler, Nashville Warbler
AWJ123
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Gold-winged Woodpecker, Black throated Bunting,
Blue Bird
AWJ122
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Red-tailed Hawk, American Buzzard, Ash-coloured Hawk
AWJ129
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Whip-poor-will
AWJ133
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Long-eared Owl, Marsh Hawk, Swallow-tailed Hawk
AWJ131
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Ruffed Grouse or Pheasant
AWJ135
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Sharp Tailed Grouse
AWJ158
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Esquimaux or Eskimo Curlew EXTINCT, Red backed Snipe, Semipalmated Snipe, Marbled Godwit
AWJ143
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Black-bellied Darter, Great Northern Diver, Black-headed Gull, Little Auk
AWJ144
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Red-breasted Snipe, Long-legged Avocet, Solitary Sandpiper, Yellow-shanks Snipe, Tell-tale Snipe
AWJ145
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Brant, Scoter Duck, Velvet Duck, Harlequin Duck, Dusky Duck, March Tern, Sooty Tern
AWJ146
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Goosander, Pin-tail Duck, Blue wing Teal, Snow Goose
AWJ147
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Hooded or Crested Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Blue Bill or Scaup Duck, American Widgeon, Snow Goose, Pied Duck
AWJ148
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Gadwal Duck, Eider Duck, Smew, Ruddy Duck
AWJ149
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Turnstone, Ash Coloured Sandpiper, Purre, Black billed Plover, Red breasted Sandpiper
AWJ150
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Snipe, Quail or Partridge
AWJ153
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Spotted Sandpiper, Bartram's Sandpiper, Ring Plover, Sanderling Plover, Golden Plover, Killdeer Plover
AWJ161
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Great Crow Blackbird
AWJ138
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Great Tern, Lesser Tern, Short-tailed Tern, Black Skimmer, Stormy Petrel
AWJ152
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Female Dusky Grouse
AWJ155
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Female Cock of the Plains, Female Spotted Grouse
AWJ156
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White tailed Hawk, Female Coerulean Warbler
AWJ158
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Spotted Grouse
AWJ157
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Alexander Wilson Natural History of Birds of the United States 1832

Alexander Wilson was born in Scotland, the son of a poor distiller, and was apprenticed as a weaver. An imaginative youth, his first love was poetry, and he soon renounced his humdrum life for the lure of adventure and prosperity in the new world. Arriving in America in 1794, he settled near the cultural mecca of the day, Philadelphia, finding work as a teacher. He met William Bartram, the American naturalist and artist, who encouraged Wilson's interest in ornithology. So inspired, Wilson taught himself to draw and embarked on the work that was not only to take the rest of his life, but also predated Audubon's Birds of America.

Wilson spent ten years of his life traveling widely in the eastern United States, discovering 26 previously unknown species. In the next hundred years, only 23 more American land birds would be identified. The first edition of American Ornithology was printed from 1808-1814 and was an outstanding contribution to the world of ornithology as the first work on American birds, printed in America. Sadly, Wilson died in 1813 before the completion of the publication and it was completed by George Ord.

This outstanding work cemented his reputation as a pioneer in American nature literature and illustration. As the late scientist and historian Dr. Elliott Coues remarked, "Perhaps no other work on ornithology of equal extent is equally free from error, and its truthfulness is illuminated by a spark of the 'fire divine'." Film director and writer Whitman Bennett, also a dealer in rare books, called Wilson's work "absolutely basic as a collector's item" and "unjustly overshadowed" by the later Audubon folios.


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