This beautifully written and illustrated guide, originally published in 1904, includes songs from 127 bird species from the eastern United States. The fieldbook contains musical notations of at least two songs for each species as well as reproductions of pen-and-ink studies. Matthews provides detailed descriptions of the birds' physical characteristics and habits in addition to comments on their songs and calls. Useful and enjoyable, this guidebook is filled with valuable information on "the little feathered musicians of nature's greatest orchestra." This book belongs in the collection of all those who appreciate the American tradition of bird watching- and listening. 262 page softcover, from Applewood Books.