First edition, First printing. Purchased as part of a collection from the Joseph J. (Joe) Hickey estate, the title page inscription from the author reads: 'To Joe - Author of the first bird book I ever owned. Stan
' referring, of course, to Hickey's A Guide to Bird Watching
, first published in 1943, and the first inspiration for many birdwatchers and ornithologists. Hardcover in New condition. Green cloth with silver lettering.
A comprehensive and useful field guide to the distribution and abundance of all common bird species found in the state. Professional and amateur ornithologists alike will appreciate this volume, which will also serve as a model for similar projects in other states. One book page is devoted to each of the 265 species, with maps and charts. Also included are a list of 98 rare species, an explanation of how to interpret the maps and charts, and a description of the checklist project.