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Birds of Washington, D.C. and Vicinity:

A Bibliography

by Ryan Shepard

Anonymous. "The avi-fauna of the District," The pastime 1 (1883): 6.

Allard, H.A. "The first morning song of some birds of Washington, D.C.; its relation to light," American naturalist 64 (1930): 436-469.

Audubon Naturalist Society of the District of Columbia. A field list of birds of the District of Columbia region. Washington, D.C., 1947.

Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States. A field list of birds of the District of Columbia region, rev. ed. Washington, D.C., 1961.

Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States. A field list of birds of the District of Columbia region, 2nd ed. Washington, D.C., 1968.

Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. (2001) C&O Canal midwinter bird survey 2001 report. Retrieved June 17, 2003 from http://www.dcaudubon.org/canal2001report.shtml.

Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. (2002) C&O Canal midwinter bird survey 2002 report. Retrieved June 17, 2003 from http://www.dcaudubon.org/canal2002report.shtml.

Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. (n.d.) The birds of Washington, D.C. Retrieved June 16, 2003 from http://www.dcaudubon.org/birdlist-HTML.htm.

Ball, William Howard. "Notes from Washington, D.C.," The auk 44 (1927): 257-258.

Ball, William Howard. "The Hudsonian Curlew (Numenius hudsonicus) at Washington, D.C.," The auk 45 (1928): 371.

Ball, William Howard. "Some notes on rare birds of the Washington region," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 45 (1932): 165-166.

Bartsch, Paul. "Uria lomvia, an addition to the avifauna Columbiana," The auk 14 (1897): 312-313.

Bartsch, Paul "A few notes on the avifauna Columbiana," The auk 14 (1897): 326.

Bond, Frank. My bird boarders; stories of adventures at the unique cafeteria for birds, conducted by the author for the past twenty-five years at Cleveland Park, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: The Green Lamp League, 1933.

Burroughs, John. "Spring at the capital, with an eye to the birds," in Wake Robin. New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1871. [online]

Cooke, May Thacher. "Birds of the Washington region," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 34 (1921): 1-22.

Cooke, May Thacher. "Birds of the Washington, D.C. region," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 42 (1929): 1-73.

Cooke, Wells W. "Bird migration in the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 21 (1908): 107-118.

Cooke, Wells W. "Bird migration in the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 26 (1913): 21-26.

Cottam, Clarence, Leon Kelso, and William Howard Ball. "The Louisiana Heron in the Washington, D.C. region," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 45 (1932): 207-208.

Coues, Elliott. "A 'tidal wave' of birds in Washington," Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club 7 (1881): 185-186.

Coues, Elliott and D. Webster Prentiss. "List of birds ascertained to inhabit the District of Columbia, with the times of arrival and departure of such as are non-residents, and brief notices of habits, etc.," Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution 1861 (1862): 399-421.

Coues, Elliott and D. Webster Prentiss. Avifauna Columbiana; being a list of birds ascertained to inhabit the District of Columbia, with the times of arrival and departure of such as are non-residents, and brief notice of habits, etc. Bulletins of the U.S. National Museum, No. 26. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1883.

Coues, Elliott and D. Webster Prentiss. "Remarks on the birds of the District of Columbia," Field and forest 2 (1877): 191-193.

Court, Edward Joseph. "Some records of breeding birds for the vicinity of Washington, D.C.," The auk 38 (1921): 281-282.

Daniel, John Warwick. "Occurrence of the Glossy Ibis at Washington, D.C.," The auk 18 (1901): 271.

Deignan, H.G. "Some early bird-records for Maryland and the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 56 (1943): 69.

Deignan, H.G. "Occurrence of the Hudsonian Godwit in the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 56 (1943): 70.

Fisher, Albert Kenrick. "Capture of a specimen of the Orange-crowned Warbler (Helminthophila celata) in the vicinity of Washington, D.C.," The auk 7 (1890): 96.

Gronberger, Sven Magnus. "Starlings," Forest and stream 78 (1912): 178. (Records first capture of Starlings in the area.)

Hadidian, J. et al. "A citywide breeding bird survey for Washington, D.C.," Urban Ecosystems 1(1997): 87-102.

Hasbrouck, Edwin Marble. "Dendroica caerulea in the District of Columbia," The auk 5 (1888): 323-324.

Hasbrouck, Edwin Marble. "Cistothirus stellaris at Washington, D.C.," The auk 7 (1890): 291.

Hasbrouck, Edwin Marble. "Rare birds near Washington, D.C.," The auk 10 (1893): 91-92.

Hampe, Irving E. and Haven Kolb. A preliminary list of the birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Baltimore: The Natural History Society of Maryland, 1947.

Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee. "The Lapland Longspur about Washington, D.C.," The auk 4 (1887): 347.

Hodge, M.E. "Birds of Roosevelt Island, District of Columbia," Atlantic naturalist 31 (1976): 163-165.

Hollister, Ned. "The Yellow Rail in the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 31 (1913): 93.

Hollister, Ned. "The Black Vulture in the District of Columbia and Maryland," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 30 (1917): 123.

Hollister, Ned. "The Willow Thrush in the District of Columbia," The auk 38 (1921): 463.

Jouy, Pierre Louis. "Birds of the District of Columbia," Field and forest 1 (1876): 79-80.

Jouy, Pierre Louis. "Notes on Forster's Tern," Field and forest 2 (1876): 29-31.

Jouy, Pierre Louis. "Catalogue of the birds of the District of Columbia," Field and forest 2 (1877): 154-156, 178-181.

Jouy, Pierre Louis. "Field notes on some of the birds of the District of Columbia," Field and forest 3 (1877): 51-52.

Knappen, Phoebe. "The Washington Monument - once again a menace to birds" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, ca. 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Lincoln, Frederick C. "Some notes on the birds of the Washington, D.C. region," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 39 (1926): 141.

Lincoln, Frederick C. "Prothonotary Warbler breeding in the Washington region," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 41 (1928): 172.

Lincoln, Frederick C. "Forster's Tern in the District of Columbia," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 41 (1928): 209-210.

Maryland Ornithological Society. (2002) The great D.C. checkoff 2002: A composite list of D.C. species sightings for the year by all of the birders of the District of Columbia. Retrieved June 16, 2003 from http://www.mdbirds.org/lists/comp02dc.html.

Maryland Ornithological Society. (2003) Chronology of species added to the official list of the birds of the District of Columbia. Retrieved June 16, 2003 from http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/dcchron.pdf.

Maryland Ornithological Society. (2003) The great D.C. checkoff 2003: A composite list of D.C. species sightings for the year by all of the birders of the District of Columbia. Retrieved June 16, 2003 from http://www.mdbirds.org/lists/comp03dc.html.

Maryland Ornithological Society. (2003) Official list of the birds of the District of Columbia from 1842, as of March 1, 2003. Retrieved June 16, 2003 from http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/dclist.pdf.

Matthews, Renick Seymour. "Baird's Sandpiper near Washington, D.C.," The auk 11 (1894): 325.

Maynard, Lucy Warner. Birds of Washington and vicinity. Washington, D.C.: Woodward and Lothrop, 1898.

Maynard, Lucy Warner. Birds of Washington and vicinity, rev. ed. Washington, D.C.: Woodward and Lothrop, 1902.

Maxon, William R. "The Hooded Warbler breeding near Washington, D.C.," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 15 (1902): 156.

McAtee, Waldo L. "Psyllidae wintering on conifers about Washington, D.C.," Science 41 (1915): 940.

McAtee, Waldo L. "Comparative abundance of birds in the District of Columbia region, 1861-1942," Atlantic naturalist 7 (1951): 66-82.

McAtee, Waldo L. Birds of East Potomac Park, Washington, D.C., 1932-1942. Chapel Hill, NC: privately published, 1958.

McAtee, Waldo L. et al. "Winter birds about Washington, D.C., 1916-1917," Wilson bulletin 29 (1917): 183-187.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Washington region (winter of 1916-1917)," Bird-lore 19 (1917): 153.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Washington region (April and May, 1917)," Bird-lore 19 (1917): 211-212.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Washington region (June to September, 1917)," Bird-lore 19 (1917): 277; 339-340.

Oberholser, Harry C. "A remarkable Martin roost in the City of Washington," Bird-lore 19 (1917): 315-317.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Autumn water-bird records at Washington, D.C.," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 30 (1917): 122.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Washington region (February and March, 1918)," Bird-lore 20 (1918): 231-232.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Squatarola squatarola cynosurae near Washington, D.C.," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 31 (1918): 97.

Oberholser, Harry C. "A second bird survey at Washington, D.C., 1916-1917," Wilson bulletin 30 (1918): 34-38.

Oberholser, Harry C. "An all-day bird trip at Washington, D.C.," American midland naturalist 6 (1919): 103-110.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Another Purple Martin roost in the City of Washington," Bird-lore 21 (1919): 96-99.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Washington region (February and March, 1920)," Bird-lore 22 (1920): 167.

Oberholser, Harry C. "The season: Washington region," Bird-lore 24 (1922): 350-351.

Oberholser, Harry C. "Water birds of the District of Columbia and vicinity" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, March 10, 1934), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Osgood, Wilfred Hudson. "Helminthophila lawrencei near the District of Columbia," The auk 24 (1907): 342-343.

Palmer, William. "Avifauna Columbiana," The pastime 3 (1884): 5-6, 13-14.

Palmer, William. "Spring arrival of birds," The pastime 3 (1884): 30.

Palmer, William. "First occurrence of the Philadelphia Vireo near Washington, D.C.," The auk 6 (1889): 74.

Palmer, William. "The Ruff and Western Sandpiper near Washington, D.C.," The auk 11 (1894): 325.

Richmond, Charles Wallace. "Annotated list of birds breeding in the District of Columbia," The auk 5 (1888): 18-25.

Richmond, Charles Wallace. "Barrow's Golden-eye (Glaucionetta islandica) near Washington, D.C.," The auk 8 (1891): 112.

Ridgway, Robert. "Nesting of the Worm-Eating Warbler," Field and forest 1 (1875) 10-12. (Details presence of this and other breeding birds in the vicinity of the Virginia terminus of Aqueduct Bridge.)

Ridgway, Robert. "Birds new or rare in the District of Columbia," Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club 7 (1882): 253.

Robbins, Chandler S. Atlas of the breeding birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, 1996.

Roberts, William .F. "Additions to the list of District birds," Field and forest 3 (1878): 172.

Smith, Hugh McCormick. "Birds new to the District of Columbia," The auk 3 (1886): 139-140.

Smith, Hugh McCormick and William Palmer. "Additions to the avifauna of Washington and vicinity," The auk 5 (1888): 147-148.

Stewart, Robert E. and Chandler S. Robbins. Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, 1958.

Swales, Bradshaw Hall. "A former record of the Heath Hen (Tympanuchus cupido) at Washington, D.C.," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 32 (1919): 198.

Warden, David Baille. "Birds seen in the District of Columbia," in A chorographical and statistical description of the District of Columbia. Paris: Peters, 1816.

Webster, Frederick Smith. "The Saw-whet Owl in the District of Columbia," The auk 4 (1887): 167.

Wetmore, Alexander. "The Newfoundland Crossbill in the Washington region," The auk 37 (1920): 456.

Wetmore, Alexander. "The Evening Grosbeak near Washington, D.C.," The auk 40 (1923): 130.

Wetmore, Alexander. "The land birds of the Washington region" (paper presented before the Biological Society of Washington, ca. 1935), Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records, 1893-1980 and undated, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C.

Wilds, Claudia. Finding birds in the national capital area, 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.


Matthew Gilmore, April 2004

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