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Early Summer Birds in Yosemite Valley by J. Grinnell

H.S. Swarth
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
5 (September-October)
Section: 
Publications Reviewed
Year: 
1911
Pages: 
170

EARLY SUMMER BIRDS IN YOSEMITE VALLEY. BY J.GRINNELL.

[Sierra Club Bulletin, vol. 8, June, 1911, pp. 11%124.]

A sketch of the birds observed in the valley during a ten days visit (May 22 to June 1, 1911). The species met with during this time, fifty-five in number, are listed at the end of the article; while of the more interesting or conspicuous ones, portions of life history or particulars of the manner of ocrurrence, are detailed in the body of the paper. The best find was a nest of the Calaveras Warbler; another, nearly as good, one of the Winter Wren.

The number of species noted seems to justify the conclusion that "in abundance and variety of its bird life Yosemite is at the very least as well provided for as any other part of the West of similar climatic and floral qualifications"; though the magnificent scenic attractions are so engrossing as to assist at first to a different impression.

The paper closes with a list of the five titles previously published relative to the birds of Yosemite Valley.

H. S. S.

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