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Old Sunday 7th January 2007, 04:58   #1
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found "Audubon Water Bird Guide" at Half-Price Books!

it didnt have a price on it so i got it for 5.98. i found it once before but waited to long to get it....it is a neat little guide, it has detailed text on water, game and large land birds of Eastern N.A. Pete Dunne recommended it in his "Field Guide Companion" because he used it when he first got started birding....it is an old book (1951) but a gem! It especially has good details on the sandpipers not found in the field guides...

i think there is another volume for passerines..."Audubon Bird Guide to Small Land Birds"...does anyone have this one? is it also good?
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Old Sunday 7th January 2007, 16:11   #2
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I love collecting these old bird books and I have many. I have the waterbird guide, and the Audubon Bird Guide- Eastern Land Birds by Richard Pough and illustrated by Don Eckelberry I think you are referring to. I paid $6.50 for that one (I would pay three times that!). Harder to find in my opinion is the Audubon Western Bird Guide by the same authors published in 1957. A must have to complete the set. That one cost me $10.00. Who cares! The bottom line is if you browse through your local antique book stores you will find these things on the shelves for a cheap price. They need good homes so pick them up and enjoy the history.
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