This text contains an easily digestible treatise on the identification of birds native to North America. This text is intended to meet the needs of a large number of persons, especially sportsmen, who are interested in birds and would like to know their names, but find traditional 'bird books' tricky to navigate. The perfect book for those interested in North American birds, this antique text makes for a great addition to any collection of ornithological literature. The chapters of this book include: 'How to Measure a Bird', 'Glossary', 'Key to the Shore Birds of North America known to occur South of Greenland and Alaska', 'Birds having wings measuring from 3.5 to 3.75 inches long', 'The Avoeets and Stilts', 'The Snipes', 'The Plovers', 'The Surf Birds and Turnstones', 'The Oyster Catchers', and 'The Jacanas'. This book was originally published in 1897 and is proudly republished now complete with a new introduction on ornithology.