J. L. & R. Ridgway – United States Hawks & Owls

Categories: Nature & Natural History
Written By: John

These images have been in my queue for posting here for some time.  I have not had a chance to edit them to the degree I desire, and as I have no idea when I will get to it I am posting the full, unedited page scans for now.  The folder is HERE Any further images posted will be in the same folder, but for now there are simply the 26 full page images.

These are very nicely done and historically important chromolithographed plates from a book which was unfortunately damaged and coming apart when I acquired it.  The book, The Hawks and Owls of the United States in Their Relation to Agriculture, itself was an important study that helped to establish that, with few exceptions, hawks and owls were beneficial to farmers and not the scourge they were commonly perceived as.

I have very large digital copies available for download in the gallery.  The originals have been put up for sale in my bookstore, and can be seen for sale HERE.

Title: The Hawks and Owls of the United States

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Division of Ornithology and Mammalogy
Bulletin No. 3

Prepared under the Direction of Dr. C. Hart Merriam, Ornithologist,
by A. K. Fisher, M.D., Assistant Ornithologist
Published by the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington
Government Printing Office
1893

The thumbnails below will link directly to the image page in the Gallery folder where the full sized image can be downloaded for free in various sizes.

Swallow-Tailed Kite

Swallow-Tailed Kite

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

Marsh Hawk

Marsh Hawk

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

American Goshawk

American Goshawk

Red-Tailed hawk

Red-Tailed hawk

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Broad-Winged Hawk

Broad-Winged Hawk

American Rough-Legged Hawk

American Rough-Legged Hawk

Ferruginous Rough-Leg

Ferruginous Rough-Leg

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Duck Hawk

Duck Hawk

Pigeon Hawk

Pigeon Hawk

Sparrow Hawk

Sparrow Hawk

American Osprey

American Osprey

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

American Long-Eared Owl

American Long-Eared Owl

Short-Eared Owl

Short-Eared Owl

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Screech Owl

Screech Owl

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Dwarf Screech Owl

Dwarf Screech Owl

One Response to “J. L. & R. Ridgway – United States Hawks & Owls”

  1. Steph Says:

    I just wanted to thank you for all these amazing resources. I may be odd, but I love the images that show their age! Thanks for all you do!

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