The Burgess Bird Book for Children

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(4.4 stars; 362 reviews)

The Burgess Bird Book for Children is a zoology book written in the form of a story featuring Peter Rabbit. Peter learns from his friend Jenny Wren all about the birds of North America, and we meet many of them in the Old Orchard, the Green Meadow, and the Green Forest. (summary by Laurie Anne Walden) (7 hr 28 min)


Preface 2:32 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
JENNY WREN ARRIVES: Introducing the House Wren. 9:00 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
THE OLD ORCHARD BULLY: The English or House Sparrow. 10:02 Read by Dorothy Lieder (1915-2008)
JENNY HAS A GOOD WORD FOR SOME SPARROWS: The Song, White-throated and Fox Sparr… 9:17 Read by John Lieder
CHIPPY, SWEETVOICE AND DOTTY: The Chipping, Vesper and Tree Sparrows. 10:36 Read by John Lieder
PETER LEARNS SOMETHING HE HADN'T GUESSED: The Bluebird and the Robin. 11:24 Read by John Lieder
AN OLD FRIEND IN A NEW HOME: The Phoebe and the Least Flycatcher. 10:14 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
THE WATCHMAN OF THE OLD ORCHARD: The Kingbird and the Great Crested Flycatcher. 9:42 Read by Bryan Ness
OLD CLOTHES AND OLD HOUSES: The Wood Peewee and Some Nesting Places. 8:48 Read by Bryan Ness
LONGBILL AND TEETER: The Woodcock and the Spotted Sandpiper. 9:24 Read by Bryan Ness
REDWING AND YELLOW WING: The Red-winged Blackbird and the Golden-winged Flicker. 8:57 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
DRUMMERS AND CARPENTERS: The Downy, Hairy and Red-headed Woodpeckers. 9:21 Read by Betsie Bush
SOME UNLIKE RELATIVES: The Cowbird and the Baltimore Oriole. 10:53 Read by Jan MacGillivray
MORE OF THE BLACKBIRD FAMILY: The Orchard Oriole and the Bobolink. 9:46 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
BOB WHITE AND CAROL THE MEADOW LARK: The So-called Quail and the Meadow Lark. 10:14 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
A SWALLOW AND ONE WHO ISN'T: The Tree Swallow and the Chimney Swift. 8:30 Read by Ethellion
A ROBBER IN THE OLD ORCHARD: The Purple Martin and the Barn Swallow. 9:11 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
MORE ROBBERS: The Crow and the Blue Jay. 11:19 Read by Deb Bacon-Ziegler
SOME HOMES IN THE GREEN FOREST: The Crow, the Oven Bird and the Red-tailed Hawk. 10:36 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
A MAKER OF THUNDER AND A FRIEND IN BLACK: The Ruffed Grouse and the Crow Blackb… 12:26 Read by Mick
A FISHERMAN ROBBED: The Osprey and the Bald-headed Eagle. 10:03 Read by Sibella Denton
A FISHING PARTY: The Great Blue Heron and the Kingfisher. 10:41 Read by Sibella Denton
SOME FEATHERED DIGGERS: The Bank Swallow, the Kingfisher and the Sparrow Hawk. 13:01 Read by Janice Green
SOME BIG MOUTHS: The Nighthawk, the Whip-poor-will and Chuck-wills-widow. 9:45 Read by Jan MacGillivray
THE WARBLERS ARRIVE: The Redstart and the Yellow Warbler. 9:46 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
THREE COUSINS QUITE UNLIKE: The Black and White Warbler, the Maryland Yellow-Th… 9:01 Read by Laura Caldwell
PETER GETS A LAME NECK: The Parula, Myrtle and Magnolia Warblers. 11:23 Read by Laura Caldwell
A NEW FRIEND AND AN OLD ONE: The Cardinal and the Catbird. 9:19 Read by Cori Dean
PETER SEES ROSEBREAST AND FINDS REDCOAT: The Rose-breasted Grosbeak and the Sca… 12:41 Read by Daniel Shorten
THE CONSTANT SINGERS: The Red-eyed, Warbling and Yellow-throated Vireos. 9:48 Read by Jan MacGillivray
JENNY WREN'S COUSINS: The Brown Thrasher and the Mockingbird. 8:58 Read by Sibella Denton
VOICE OF THE DUSK: he Wood, Hermit and Wilson's Thrushes. 10:05 Read by Sibella Denton
PETER SAVES A FRIEND AND LEARNS SOMETHING: The Towhee and the Indigo Bunting. 9:35 Read by Sibella Denton
A ROYAL DRESSER AND A LATE NESTER: The Purple Linnet and the Goldfinch. 9:40 Read by Sibella Denton
MOURNER THE DOVE AND CUCKOO: The Mourning Dove and the Yellow-billed Cuckoo. 10:00 Read by Sibella Denton
A BUTCHER AND A HUMMER: The Shrike and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. 10:19 Read by Laura Caldwell
A STRANGER AND A DANDY: The English Starling and the Cedar Waxwing. 8:38 Read by Cori Dean
FAREWELLS AND WELCOMES: The Chickadee. 9:29 Read by Cori Dean
HONKER AND DIPPY ARRIVE: The Canada Goose and the Loon. 10:25 Read by Sarah Jennings
PETER DISCOVERS TWO OLD FRIENDS: The White-breasted Nuthatch and the Brown Cree… 8:33 Read by Cori Dean
SOME MERRY SEED-EATERS: The Tree Sparrow and the Junco. 7:45 Read by Andrea Lee
MORE FRIENDS COME WITH THE SNOW: The Snow Bunting and the Horned Lark. 9:31 Read by Deb Bacon-Ziegler
PETER LEARNS SOMETHING ABOUT SPOOKY: The Screech Owl. 8:41 Read by Laurie Anne Walden
QUEER FEET AND A QUEERER BILL: The Ruffed Grouse and the Crossbills. 8:03 Read by Jamie Gardner
MORE FOLKS IN RED: The Pine Grosbeak and the Redpoll. 8:24 Read by Jamie Gardner
PETER SEES TWO TERRIBLE FEATHERED HUNTERS: The Goshawk and the Great Horned Owl. 12:31 Read by Laurie Anne Walden


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(4 stars)

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