Birds of the Colorado Valley (Google eBook)

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Page 573 - New-England, wherein you have the setting out of a Ship, with the charges, the Prices of all Necessaries for Furnishing a Planter and his Family at his first coming...
Page 416 - Myriads of swallows," says he, " are also the occasional inhabitants of Honduras. The time of their residence is generally confined to the period of the rains, [that is, from October to February,] after which, they totally disappear. There is something remarkably curious and deserving of notice in the ascent of these birds. As soon as the dawn appears they quit their place of rest, which is usually chosen amid the rushes of some watery...
Page 618 - American Ornithology, or the Natural History of Birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson; with Figures drawn, engraved, and coloured from nature.
Page 573 - English, &c. A large chronological table of the most remarkable passages, from the first discovering of the continent of America, to the year 1673.
Page 582 - A Catalogue of the Animals of North America. Containing An Enumeration of the known Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, Fish, Insects, Crustaceous and Testaceous Animals ; many of which are new, and never described before.
Page 638 - Notes / on the / State of Virginia, / by / Thomas Jefferson : / illustrated with / a Map, including the States of Virginia, Maryland / Delaware and Pennsylvania./ A New Edition, / Prepared by the Author, / Containing Notes and Plates never before published.
Page 416 - About sunset they began to flock together, calling to each other for that purpose, and in a short time presented the appearance of clouds moving towards the lakes, or the mouth of the Mississippi, as the weather and wind suited.
Page 199 - With tireless industry do the warblers befriend the human race; their unconscious zeal plays due part in the nice adjustment of Nature's forces, helping to bring about that balance of vegetable and insect life without which agriculture would be in vain. They visit the orchard when the apple and pear, the peach, plum and cherry are in bloom, seeming to revel carelessly amid the sweet-scented and deliriously tinted blossoms, but never faltering in their good work.
Page 616 - Ornithological Biography, or an account of the habits of the Birds of the United States of America ; accompanied by descriptions of the objects represented in the work entitled " The Birds of America," and interspersed with delineations of American scenery and manners.
Page 588 - Travels Through North And South Carolina, Georgia, East And West Florida, The Cherokee Country, The Extensive Territories Of The Muscogulges Or Creek Confederacy, And The Country Of The Chactaws. Containing An Account Of The Soil And Natural Productions Of Those Regions; Together With Observations On The Manners Of The Indians.

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