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Leonard Brecher Ornithology

Book Collection

In 1995 the library of Leonard C. Brecher, a long-time birder from Louisville was donated to the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The Falls was one of his favorite birding sites from the 1930s - 1970s.

The park does not have a lending library and the rare books are not available for casual examination in order to preserve them. However, when staff time permits and the room is available, birders are welcome to come in a peruse the collection in our book shelves. An appointment is necessary. Call (812) 280-9970.

Although unorganized, we also have his lifetime birding reports - a gold mine for a research project!

Publications & Pamphlets

A

Adam, P. V., 1835, Oeuvres - De Buffon - vols. I - VI, plates (in 4 volumes)

Albin, E., 1779, Natural History of English Song-Birds

Allen, A.A., 1930, The Book of Bird life

Allen, E. G., 1951, The History of American Ornithology Before Audubon

Allen, R.P., 1961, Birds of the Caribbean

Amadon, D., 1966, Birds Around the World

American Ornithologists Union, 1933, Fifty Years' Progress of American Ornithology 1883 - 1933

  ---------    1957, Check-List of North American Birds

Anon?, 1954, The Karst Topography at Mammoth Cave

Anon?, 1954, Types of Inflorescences

Armstrong, E.A., 1955, The Wren

Armstrong, E. A., 1959, The Folklore of Birds

Arnold, A. F., 1968, The Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide

Audubon, M., (ed.), 1960, Audubon and His Journals, vol. 1 & 2

Audubon, J.J., 1966, Original Water-Color Paintings (vol. 1 & 2)

# ---  , 1831, (vol. I), Ornithology Biography, Or an Account of the Habits of Birds of the U.S. of A.

# ---  , 1834 (vol II), Ornithology Biography, Or an Account of the Habits of Birds of the U.S. of A.

# ---  , 1835 (vol. III), Ornithology Biography, Or an Account of the Habits of Birds of the U.S. of A.

# ---  , 1842, The Birds of America from Drawings Made in the U.S.

# ---  , 1849 (vol. 5), Ornithology Biography, Or an Account of the Habits of Birds of the U.S. of A.

Austin, O. L., Jr., 1967, Song Birds of the World

Authur, S.C., 1937, Audubon - An Intimate Life of the American Woodsman

B

Bailey, A.M., 1948, Birds of Arctic Alaska

Bailey, V., 1926, North American Fauna - No. 49

# Baird, S.F., et al 1870, The Birds of North America

# --- , 1870, The Birds of North America (vol. 1)

 --- , no date, Birds of the Boundary

 --- , 1874, A History of North American Birds, vols. I, II, III

Bannerman, D.A., no date, The Birds of the British Isles

Barclay-Smith, P., 1939, British Birds on Lake, River and Stream

Barrows, W., 1912, Michigan Bird Life

# Baxter, W., 1843, British Phaenogamous Botany; or Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants, vol. vi

The Beckham Bird Club - Its First 25 Years (1935 - 1960) (2 copies)

Beecher, W.J., 1942, Nesting Birds & the Vegetation Substrate

Bellrose, F.C., et al, 1961, Sex Ratios & Age Ratios in North American Ducks

Bendire, C. & Brevet, Major, 1895, Life Histories of North American Birds

Bent, A.C., 1919, Life Histories of North American Diving Birds

 ---   , 1921, Life Histories of N. Am. Gulls and Terns

 ---   , 1922, Life Histories of N. Am. Petrels and Pelicans and Their Allies

 ---   , 1923, Life Histories of N. Am. Wild Fowl pt. 1

 ---   , 1925, Life Histories of N. Am. Wild Fowl pt. 2

 ---   , 1926, Life Histories of N. Am. Marsh Birds

 ---   , 1927, Life Histories of N. Am. Shore Birds

 ---   , 1929, Life Histories of N. Am. Shore Birds, pt. 2

 ---   , 1932, Life Histories of N. Am. Gallinaceous Birds

 ---   , 1937, Life Histories of N. Am. Birds of Prey, pt. I

 ---   , 1938, Life Histories of N. Am. Birds of Prey, pt. 2

 ---   , 1939, Life Histories of N. Am. Woodpeckers

 ---   , 1940, Life Histories of N. Am. Cuckoos, Goatsuckers, Humingbirds, and Their Allies

 ---   ,  1942, Life Histories of N. Am. Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, and Their Allies

 ---   , 1946, Life Histories of N. Am. Jays, Crows, and Titmice

 ---   , 1948, Life Histories of N. Am. Nuthatches, Wrens, Thrashers, and Their Allies

 ---   , 1949, Life Histories of N. Am. Thrushes, Kinglets, and Their Allies

 ---   , 1950, Life Histories of N. Am. Wagtails, Shrikes, Vireos, and Their Allies

 ---   , 1951, Life Histories of N. Am. Wild Fowl - vols. 1 & 2

 ---   , 1953, Life Histories of N. Am. Wood Warblers

 ---   , 1958, Life Histories of N. Am. Blackbirds, Orioles, Tanagers, and Allies

 ---   , 1968, Life Histories of N. Am. Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings, Towhees, Finches, Sparrows,

            and Their Allies (pts. 1 - 3)

# Bewick, T., 1821, A History of British Birds, vols. I & II

# ---  , 1824, Birds and Quadrupeds

Blake, E. R., 1953, The Birds of Mexico

Blanchan, N., 1898, Bird Neighbors

 ---  ,  1902, How to Attract the Birds and Other Talks About Bird Neighours

Blatchley, W. S., Indiana Dept. of Geology & Natural Resources, Report for 1900 (1899?)

 --- , 1897-8, 22nd Annual Report

Bond, J., 1960, Birds of the West Indies

Borland, H., 1975, The History of Wildlife in America

Braun, L., & Cavagnaro, D., 1972, Living Water

Boynton, M. F., 1956, Louis Agaissiz Fuertes

Brasher, M. E., 1962, Rex Brasher - Painter of Birds

Brecher, L. C., Notebook containing ornithological notes (his book collection)

# Brewer, T. M., 1852, Wilson's American Ornithology to which is added A Synopsis of American

            Birds

Brewster, W., 1879, Descriptions of the First Plumage of Various Species of North American Birds

 ----  , 1879, First Plumage of Various Species of North American Birds

Brooks, M. G., 1944, A Check List of West Virginia Birds (2)

Bryant, W. C., undated, ThanatopsisBuchanan, R., 1915, Life and Adventures of Audubon the

           Naturalist

# Buffon, G. L. Oeuvres Completes de Buffon, 1935, 6 vols. bound in 4.

C

Cahalane, V. H., 1967, The Imperial Collection of Audubon Animals

Camplin, P. (ed.), 1966, Forestry in Kentucky

Cantwell, R., 1967, A Biography - Alexander Wilson, Naturalist and Pioneer

Carlson, R., 1962, Silent Spring

Carney, S. M., 1964, Preliminary Keys to Waterfowl Age and Sex Identification by Means of Wing

            Plumage

Cervantes, X., undated, Mexican Birds

Chapman, F. M., 1912, Color Key to North American Birds

  ---  , 1904, Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America

  ---  , 1966 Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America

Chura, N. J., 1964, Wildlife Abstracts - 1956 - 1960

Clements, J. F., 1974, Birds of the World: A Check List

Collingwood, G. H., 1946, Knowing Your Trees

-----   & Brush, W. D., 1964, Knowing Your Trees

Cook, D. I., & Van Haverbeke, D. F., 1971, Trees & Shrubs for Noise Abatement

Cooke, W. W., 1888, Report on Bird Migration in the Mississippi Valley         (1884-5)

 ---  , 1906, Distribution and Migration of North American Ducks, Geese & Swans

 ---  ,1910, Distribution of North American Shorebirds

 ---  , 1913, Distribution and Migration of North American Herons and Their Allies

Cory, C. B., 1918, Catalogue of Birds of the Americans, vol. XIII, pt. 1

 ---     , 1919, vol. XIII, pt. 2

# ---   ,  1900, The Birds of Eastern North America, pt. 1

Cottam, C., 1939, Food Habits of North American Diving Ducks

# Coues, E., 1874, Field Ornithology

# ---  , 1872, Key to North American Birds

# --- ,  1875 Birds of the Colorado Valley (autographed)

# --- , 1882, The Coues Check List of North American Birds

# --- , 1898, Birds of the North West

D

Davidson, J. K. & Bishop, W. P., 1971, Wilderness Resources in MammothCave National Park (2)

Davies, E., 1898, Nests & Eggs of North American Birds

Deam, C. C., 1924, Shrubs of Indiana

 ---   , 1929, Grasses of Indiana

# Delacour, J., 1947, Birds of Malaysia

 --- & Mayr, E., 1946, Birds of the Philippines

de Schauensee, R. M., 1970, A Guide to the Birds of South America

Detroit Audubon Soc., 1954, Bird Survey of the Detroit Region, 1953

Dillon, E. S. & Dillon, L. S., 1972, A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America, vol. 1 & 2

Dugmore, A. R., 1905, Bird Homes

Durden, K., 1972, Gift of an Eagle

Dyson, R. D., 1978, Cell Biology

E

# Eaton, E. H., 1910, Birds of New York, pt. 1

# Eaton, E. H., 1914, Birds of New York, pt. 2

Eckstrom, F. H., 1901, The Woodpeckers

Edeburn, R. M., 1960, Birds of the Lower Ohio River Valley in West Virginia

Edwards, E. P., 1955 & 1968, Finding Birds in Mexico (1 ea.) (1955 autogr.)

Eisenmann, E., 1955, Transactions of the Linnean Society of New York - vol. VII, The Species of Middle American Birds

# Emmons, E., 1860, Manual of Geology

Evans, A. H., 1903, Turner on Birds

F

Farnsworth, C., 1961, About Ohio Rocks and Minerals

Featherly, H. I., no date, Oklahoma's State Tree & Floral Emblem

Figgins, J. D., 1945, Birds of Kentucky

# Figuier, L., 1870, Reptiles and Birds

# Fischer, A. K., 1893, The Hawks & Owls of the U.S. in Their Relation to Agriculture

Forbush, E. H. & May, J. B., 1939, Natural History of the Birds of Eastern and Central North America

Ford, A., 1952, Audubon’s Butterflies, Moths, and Other Studies

Frick, G. F. & Stearns, R. P., 1961, Mark Catesby the Colonial Audubon

Friedman, H., 1950, The Birds of North & Middle America  pt. XI

Frobisher, M., 1957, Fundamentals of Microbiology

Frost, S. W., 1959, Insect Life and Insect Natural History

G

Gabrielson, I. N. & Lincoln, F.C., 1959, The Birds of Alaska

George, W. G., 1968, Check List of Birds of Southern Illinois (2)

Goodrich, A. L., Jr., 1946, Birds of Kansas

Griscom, L., 1945, Modern Bird Study

  --- & Sprunt, A., Jr., 1957, The Warblers of America

Grossman, M. L. & Hamlet, J., 1964, Birds of Prey of the World

Grossman, S. 1970, Understanding Ecology

H

Hadley, A. H., 1952, Birds of Indiana

Haecker, F. W., et al, 1945, Check List of the Birds of Nebraska

Hamerstrom, F., 1972, Birds of Prey of Wisconsin

Hanson, H. C., 1962, Dictionary of Ecology

Hellmayr, C. E., 1924 - 1938, Catalog of Birds of the Americas, XIII, pt. 3 - 11

  --- & Conover, B., 1942 - 49, Catalog of Birds of the Americas, XIII, pt. 1 no. 1 - 4

Henderson, J., 1934, The Practical Value of Birds

Herrick, F. H., 1939, Audubon the Naturalist

Herrick, F. R., 1934, The American Eagle

Hickey, J. J., 1943, A Guide to Bird Watching

Hotchkiss, N., 1954, Wildlife Abstracts - 1935 - 1951

Howell, A. H., 1911, Birds of Arkansas

 ---  , 1945, Birds of Alabama

J

Jaques, F. P., 1942, Birds Across the Sky

Jaques, F. P., 1973, Francis Lee Jaques - Artist of the wilderness World

Johns, Rev. C. A., 1909, British Birds in Their Haunts

Jordon, D. S. & Everman, B. W., 1969, American Food and Game Fishes

K

Kortright, F. H., 1943, The Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America

L

LeClerc, G. L., 1828, A Natural History, vol. I

Legislative Research Com. (KY), 1975, The Impact of Litter

Lincoln, F. C., 1950, Migration of Birds (2)

 ---, 1952, Migration of Birds

Lovell, H.B. & Slack., M., 1949, A Bibliography of Kentucky Ornithology

M

Macy, R. W. & Shepard, H. H., 1941, Butterflies

Martin, A.C. & Uhler, F.M., 1939, Food of Game Ducks in the U.S. & Canada

Mayfield, H., 1960, The Kirtland's Warbler

# Maynard, C. J., 1881, The Birds of Eastern North America

Maynard, C. J., 1891, Manual of North American Butterflies

Mayr, E., 1945, Birds of the Southwest Pacific

Mengel, R. M., 1965, The Birds of Kentucky

Miller, L., 1929, The Fossil Birds of California

  ---  & De May, I., 1942, The Fossil Birds of California

Monroe, B. L., Jr.,1968, A Distributional Survey of the Birds of Honduras      (autographed)

Moyle, J. B., & Hotchkiss, N., 1945, The Aquatic & Marsh Vegetation of Minnesota and its Value to

              Waterfowl

Munro, G. C., 1960, Birds of Hawaii

Murphy, R., 1968, Wild Sanctuaries

Murphy, R. C., 1936, Oceanic Birds of South America (vol. 1 & 2)

# Murphy, R. C., 1936, Oceanic Birds of South America (vol. 1 & 2)

N

# Nuttall, T., 1832, Manual of the Ornithology of the U.S. and Canada

# Nuttall, T., 1834, Manual of the Ornithology of the U.S. and Canada

Neuffer, C.H., 1960, The Christopher Happoldt Journal

Newman, H. H., 1926, Vertebrate Zoology

Nickell, W.P., 1968, Return of Northern Migrants to Tropical Winter Quarters and the Banded Birds

              Recovered in the U.S.

O

Oberholser, H.C., 1938, The Bird Life of Louisiana

Oehser, P. H., 1971, Index to Bent's Life Histories of North American Birds (2)

Osborn, H.F., 1910, The Age of Mammals in Europe, Asia and North America

P

Pearson, T. G., <date?> , Herons of the United States

Peattie, D. C., 1939, A Gathering of Birds

 ---  , 1939, Flowering Earth

 ---  , (editor), 1940 , Audubon's America

Peattie, D. C., 1939, Flowering Earth

Peterson, R.T., 1949, Birds Over America

  ---, 1957, The Bird Watcher's Anthology

  ---, 1960, A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas

  --- , et al, 1954, A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

Pettingill, O.S., Jr., 1939-46, A Laboratory & Field Manual of Ornithology

  ---  , 1951, A Guide to the Bird Finding East of the Mississippi

Pevsner, N. B. L., (ed.), 1952, Garden Birds

Platt, R., 1965, The Great American Forest

Q

Quee, E. M., 1943, Trans. of the N. Am. Wildlife Conference

 ---  , 1945,  Trans. of the 10th Conference of N. Am. Wildlife

R

# Ray, J., 1678, The Ornithology of Francis Willoughby

Reed, C.A., 1903, American Ornithology for the Home and School, vol. 3

 ---  , 1905, American Ornithology for the Home and School, vol. 5

Reed, C. A., 1965, North American Bird Eggs

Reilly, E.W., Jr., 1968, The Audubon Illustrated Handbook of American Birds

Richmond, C.W., 1909, A Reprint of the Ornithological Writings of C.S. Rafinesque, pt. II

# Ridgeway, R., 1881, North American Birds (U.S.N.M. Bulletin 21)

# ---   , 1895, The Ornithology of Illinois, vol. II

# ---   , 1887, A Manual of North American Birds

# ---   , 1901 - 1919, The Birds of North and Middle America (pts. I - VIII)

# --- & Forbes, S.A., 1889, The Ornithology of Illinois - vol. I

 --- & Friedmann, H., 1941 - 1950, The Birds of North and Middle America (pts. IX - X)

Rockcastle, V. N., 1966, Decay

----   & Schmidt, V. E., 1958, Ancient Sea Life

Rourke, C., 1936, Audubon

S

# Samuels, E.A., 1883, The Birds of New England and Adjacent States

Saunders, A. A., 1951, A Guide to Bird Songs

Schulz, H. V.., 1947, Die Welt der Seevogel

Seeber, E.L., & Edeburn, R.M., 1952, Birds of the Ohio River Valley in West Virginia

Sherman, A.R., 1952, Birds of an Iowa Dooryard

Sprunt, A., Jr., 1954, Florida Bird Life

  ---  , 1954, North American Birds of Prey

  ---  & Chamberlain, E.B., 1949, South Carolina Bird Life

Stearns, W., & Coues, E. 1881, New England Bird Life, pt. I

  ---,  1883, New England Bird Life, pt. 2

Stickel, L.F., 1957, Wildlife Abstracts - 1952 - 1955

Stokes, T., 1968, Birds of the Atlantic Ocean

Stringham, E., 1958, Alexander Wilson, A Founder of Ornithology

Stupka, A., 1963, Notes on the Birds of the Great Smoky Mtns. N. P. (autogr.)

Sutton, G.M., 1936, Birds in the Wilderness Adventures of an Ornithologist

Swanson, G. et al, 1945, The Mammals of Minnesota

T

Taverner, P.A., 1919, Birds of Eastern Canada

Teale, E.W., 1964, 1964, Audubon's Wildlife

Thomson, Sir A. L., 1964, A New Dictionary of Birds

Todd, W.E.C., 1940, Birds of Western Pennsylvania

Towles, S. S., 1925, John James Audubon in Henderson, KY

Trafton, G.H., 1910, Methods of Attracting Birds

U

Udall, S. L., 1961, Plan for a Green Legacy

U.S. Corps of Engineers, 1974, Mammoth Cave Environmental Impact Statement

  ---  , 1975, Beargrass Creek Basin E. I. S.(2)

  ---  , 1975, Clark Maritime Center E. I. S.

U.S. Dept. of Interior, 1972, Conservation Yearbook Series No. 8

U.S. Dept. of Interior, 1974, Our Natural Resources: The Choices Ahead

U.S. EPA, 1980, 208 Data Clearinghouse

  ---  , 1980, Water Quality Management Bulletin

U.S. National Museum Bulletin, No. 39, 1895

V

Van Doren, M., 1928, Travels of William Bartram

Van Tyne, J. & Berger, A. J., 1959, Fundamentals of Ornithology

Vogel and Mensch, 1951, (In German)

Von Hagen, V. W., 1948, The Green World of the Naturalists

W

# Warren, G. H., 1888, Birds of Pennsylvania

Weed, C. M., 1928, Butterflies

Welker, R.H., 1955, Birds and Men

Wetmore, A., 1940, A Check List for the Fossil Birds of North America

 --- , 1951, A Revised Classification for the Birds of the World

 ---   & Swales, B.H., 1931, The Birds of Haiti & the Dominican Republic

# Wheeler, G. M., 1875, Geographical & Geological Exploration & Surveys - West of the 100th

              Meridian, vol. 5 (Zoology)
# White, G., 1876, Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

# White, J.S., 1885, The Boys' & Girls' Pliny

# Wilson, A., 1808, American Ornithology, vol. 1

# ---, 1810, American Ornithology, vol. 2

# ---, 1811, American Ornithology, vol. 3

# ---, 1811, American Ornithology, vol. 4

# ---, 1812, American Ornithology, vol. 5

# ---, 1824, American Ornithology, vol. 7

# ---, 1814, American Ornithology, vol. 8

# ---, 1832, American Ornithology; or The Natural History of the Birds of the U.S., vols. I, II & III

# ---, & Bonaparte, C.L., 1831, American Ornithology; or The Natural History of the Birds of the U.S.,

             vols. I, II & IV

Wilson, G., 1968, Birds and Their Habits in Mammoth Cave N.P.

The Wilson Ornithological Society, 1968, Authors' Abstracts of Paper, 49th meeting

Wood, no date, Wood's Natural History (New Illustrated)

#Wood, J.G., 1880, Natural History

Wood, C.A., 1931, An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology

 ---  , 1917, The Fundus Oculi of Birds

# Books to be kept in locked storage, available by appointment to researchers.

Periodicals

Alabama Birdlife                                          April 1971

# American Ornithology                               vols. 1 - 5, 1901 - 1905 (12 issues ea.)

Annals of Kentucky Natural History            art. 1 - 8 (1941 - 1952)

Audubon Field Notes                                   vol. 1 (1945) - vol. 24 (1970)

Audubon Magazine -  suppl.                       Jan. 1941 - Dec. 1946

American Birds (originally A.F.N.)             vol. 25 (1971) - vol. 29 (1975)

The Auk                                                        vol. 62 (1945) - vol. 96 (1979) w/ some gaps

The Auklet                                                    Sept. 1947

Bird-Lore                                                     Suppl. 1940 (6 issues)

Birds of South-central KY (reprint) K.W.  vol. 30, 1962)

The Conservation Volunteer                     1945 - 6 (3 issues)

EDF Letter                                                   March, May 1976

Environmental Action (semi-monthly)       1975 - 1976

The Filson Club Quarterly                           vol. XII, 1938

Inland Bird Banding Association News     vol. 37 (1965) - vol. 47 (1975)

The Kentucky Naturalist                              vol. 1 (1946) - vol. 29 (1975)

Kentucky Nature                                          Fall, 1938

Kentucky Soc. of Natural History              1941 - 1963

The Kentucky Warbler                                vol. 17 (1941) - vol. 51 (1975)

The Migrant                                                  vol. 9 (1938) - vol., 30 (1975)

Natural History Newsletter                          Nov. 1939 - Apr. 1940

Nature Conservancy News                        1966 - 1976

The Peregrine Fund Newsletter                Fall, 1979

The Redstart                                               1957

The Season                                                Nov.-Dec. 1939

University of Louisville Library Review    No. 6 - 10, (1967 - 1969)

The Wilson Bulletin                                    vol. 51 (1939) - vol. 91 (1979)

Wildlife Review                                          vol. 67 (1952) - vol. 156 (1975) w/ some gaps

Plus many reprints, pamphlets, articles not listed

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