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cies, and of the Red Crossbill. It is a valuable volume. l. j.

A Peculiarity in the Growth of the Tail Feathers of the Giant Horn-
bill (Rhinoplax vigil). Alex. Wetmore, of the Biological Survey,
U. S. Dept. Agr. No. 2059. From the Proceedings of the U. S.
Nat. Mus. Vol. 47, pages 497-500. Published October 24, 1914.

It appears that one tail feather of the central pair of long feath-
ers is fully developed before the young bird leaves the nest, and
that in adult life the new feather of this pair grows out under the
old one, the latter not being shed until the new one has become
fully grown ; also that the two central long feathers are shed in



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alternate years. Certainly a remarkable condition of growth and
molt. L. J.

Anatomical Notes on the Young of Phalacrocorax articeps georgia-
nus. R. W. Shufeldt, M.D. Extract from A Report on the South
Georgia Expedition. Science Bulletin of the Museum of the
Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 95-
102. November 5. 1914. Two plates.
This is a carefully prepared technical paper about a specimen

twenty-four hours old. l. j.

The Gannetry at " The Stack," Orkney Islands. J. H. Gurney,
F.Z.S. From "The Ibis" for October, 1914, pp. 631-634. One plate.
This short paper is a report of the impressions of the number of
these birds found here after three visits in May and June, 1914,
by the Duchess of Bedford. The Duchess concluded that the esti-
mate of 8000 was too high, and that 5000 was nearer the fact.

L. J.

Are Gannets Destructive Birds? J. H. Gurney, F.Z.S. Reprinted
from the Irish Naturalist, October, 1914, pp. 212-213.

The c-onclusion here reached is that while these birds do eat
great quantities of herring and other fish they only serve to main-
tain the necessary balance, and therefore should not be consid-
ered a menace economically. l. j.

Geological Survey Work on Point Pelee, Ont. P. A. Taverner. Re-
• printed from The Ottawa Naturalist, Vol. XXVIII, November,
1914, pp. 97-105.

This is a brief report of work done here by the author and oth-
ers, beginning on May 15, 1914, with references to work done here
previously. It is encouraging to note that the Cardinals and Mock-
ingbirds are holding their own here, if not increasing, but discour-
aging to find that the Carolina Wrens w^ere all but exterminated.
Indications point to their increase again, however. It is also in-
teresting to note the reappearance of the Dickcissel and the taking
of a specimen of Cory's Bittern {Ixohrychus neoxenus). To the
record of the taking of the Prothonotary Warbler {Protonotaria cit-
rea) noted on page 100, should be added the writer's record for
August 22, 1911, on Pelee Island. The paper contains records of
certain trees and other plants, and other animals than birds.

L. J.



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Vol. XXVI MARCH, 1914 No. 1

THE

Wilson Bulletin

No. 86
CHICAGO, ILL.




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WILSON ORNITBOLOGICAL CLUB



CONTENTS

PAGE

An Intimate Acquaintance with Woodcocks Gerard Alan Abbott 1

A Time with the Owls Dr. E, W. Shufeldt 6

PlED-BIliLED Geebe Notes Ira N. Gabrielson 13

The Boll op the Log-cock or Pileated Woodpecker Ernest W. Viekers 15

Winter Conditions in Northern Ohio, Winter of 1913-14 Lynds Jones 18

The Effect on the Birds in the Opening of the Park and the Building

op the Eeservoies in the Vicinity of Youngstown, Ohio

Geo. L. Fordyce 20

A Brief History op the Wilson Ornithological Club Lynds Jones 23

Die Vogel Handbuch dee Systematischen Ornithologie. von Dr. Anton

Reichenow. a Critique Eev. W. F. Henninger 27

Bird Surgery Harold H. Bailey 36

Editorial Page 38

Minutes op the First Meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Club 41

Field Notes: Unusual Central Ohio Occixrences; Queer Practices op

Wood Thrushes; Sandpiper Notes j the Guide to Nature 44

Publications Eeviewed 47



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Vol. XXVI JUNE, 1914 No. 2

THE

Wilson Bulletin

No. 87
CHICAGO, ILL.




WILSON ORNITUOLOGICAL CLUB



CONTENTS

PAGE
Fkontispiece

Ten Days' Bird Study in a Nebraska Swamp, Ira N. Gabrielson 51

Breeding Birds of a Clay County, Iowa, Farm, Ira N. Gabrielson 69

Notes on the Spotted Sandpiper, Arthur F. Smith 81

The Resident Bird Life op the Big Cypress Swamp Region, F. M. Phelps 86

Editorial 102

Field Notes: A Two-Story Yellow Warbler's Nest; Particular Weens;
CowBiRDS Monopolizing a Red-Eyed Vireo's Nest; The Red Phalaropb
in Iowa; Fall Records of the Golden Plover; Some Winter Records
from Marshalltown, Iowa; Nesting op the Blue- Winged Warbler
IN Northern Illinois ; The Fox Sparrow in Central Illinois ; Notes
from Huron, Ohio; Two New Birds for Oberlin, Ohio; A Cannibal
Gracele.



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1914, is the Christmas Bird Census Number,
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who contributed to this annual event.



Announcement is made of a plan for the
cooperative study of bird migration.

The birds figured in color are the Red-
poll, Hoary Redpoll, Purple Finch, and
Wood Thrush.

The first Volume of Bird-Lore contained
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Vol. XXVI SEPTEMBER, 1914 No. 3

THE

WUson BoUetin

No. 88
CHICAGO, ILL.




WILSON ORNITHOLOGICAL CLUB



CONTENTS

^ PAGE

Frontispiece

The Prothonotary Warbler at Lake Okoboji, Iowa, T. C. Stephens 109

Habits of the Old-Squaw (Harelda Hyemalis) in Jackson Park, Chi-
cago, Edwin D. Hull 116

The Kentucky Warbler in Columbiana County, H. W. Weisgerber 123

Spring Migration (1914) at Houston, Texas, George Finlay Simmons 128

The Pine Siskin Breeding in Iowa, W. J. Hayward and T. C. Stephens. . . 140

Editorial 147

Field Notes: An Experience with a Florida Gallinule; Miniature
Earthquake; Bay Point, Ohio, Migration Notes, 1914; Golden-
Winged Warbler in Central Iowa ; A Wren Incident 149

Eeviews 153

Correspondence 157

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Vol. XXVI. DECEMBER, 1914, No. 4



THE

Wilson Bulletin



No. 89



CHICAGO, ILLINOIS




WILSON ORNITHOLOGICAL CLUB



CONTENTS

Frontispiece

Notes on a Northern Robin Roost . . Arthur R. Abel 165

The Birds of the Douglas Lake Region . James S. Compton 173

A Hermit Thrush Study . . Cordelia J. Stanwood 180
Nest Life of the Black-Throated Green Warbler

Cordelia J. Stanwood 186

Food of Nestling Birds .... Alvin R. Cahn 189

Flight of Shore-Birds Near Youngstown . John P. Young 193

Corrections to A. O. LT. Check-List . W. F. Henninger 195

Migration at Oberlin, Ohio .... Lynds Jones 198

Discouraging the English Sparrow . Thomas H. Whitney 20G

Editorials " 211

Field Notes 312

Correspondence ......... 318

Publications Reviewed ........ 319



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