The slides in this collection are from the Audubon Wildlife Slides. This library consists of slides of North American vertebrates, with an emphasis on birds. There is also a large collection of habitat slides.
Information about the collection:
Slides selected and described by Sylvia R. Gallagher.
Each entry organized as follows:
Slide #1st line: English and
scientific name (from the most recent checklist of the American Ornithologists'
Abundant: More than 100 to be seen most days in its seasons at the reserve.
Very common: Between 11 and 100 to be seen most days in its seasons here.
Common: Between 1 and 10 to be seen most days in its seasons here.
Uncommon: Not to be seen daily.
Rare: Seen only a few times each year.
Occasional: Not seen every year.
Accidental: Fewer than five records.
Extirpated: Formerly regular, but no longer present.
Slide #2nd entry - Seasons at the reserve. Months vary with the species. Some winter birds are absent for only a month or so.
Slide #3rd entry - Habitats, with most frequent first.
Slide #4th entry - breeding status, if any.
5th entry - special status, if any.
3rd and subsequent lines contain the following information for each photo:
Catalog number - Sea and Sage Audubon Library.
alternate: breeding or summer plumage when attained by complete or partial molt rather than feather wear
basic: non-breeding or winter plumage when attained by complete or partial molt rather than feather wear
Date the photo was taken.
Photos were included for all
plumages in the Library of Nature Slides, not just those that might occur at
Birds were not necessarily
No photos were available for some species.
No photos were included for extirpated species.
DeBenedictis, Paul, et al. 1996. ABA Checklist, birds of the continental United States and Canada. American Birding Association, P. O. Box 6599, Colorado Springs, CO 80934.
Gallagher, Sylvia Ranney. 1997. Atlas of breeding birds,
A., and Douglas R. Willick. 1996. The birds of
Sylvia Ranney Gallagher, Lee Jones and Doug Willick.
1990. Checklist of birds of the