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Kodachromes best pictures of birds

Document describing how the University of California used William Finley's photos in California Monthly. The document also gives brief descriptions of a few bird species.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

National parks save mammals

William L. Finley describing several national parks, with a focus on Crater Lake National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Should Oregon have a bison range?

Article exploring the idea of creating a range for American bison. Finley and other naturalists propose that an upper portion of the Malheur Bird Refuge should be used as a bison range.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The bat, a winged mammal

An overview of bats, including diet, mating season, and appearance. A brief discussion of bat species in Oregon is included.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Red-breasted sapsucker

Manuscript that features excerpts from "Red-breasted sapsucker." The author explains that Jennings Lodge has been a preferred winter home for some of these birds as they are acquainted with many of the species of trees in the area. The author ponders how detrimental the birds are to these trees as they suck up one of the most important parts of these trees.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Malheur, the unfortunate

An edited version of "Malheur, the unfortunate" which describes the destruction man has wreaked upon the lake and surrounding area.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

A blessed life

A brief manuscript in which William L. Finley speaks about the satisfaction of his life. An angler friend of his claimed that Finley's life was just a prolonged vacation. Finley says that he just surrounds himself with the things he loves most, his wife, his children, and nature.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

American Nature Association Alaska trip

Manuscript that describes Mr. and Mrs. Finley's journey to some of the Alaskan islands, including the adoption of two cubs, Cuffy and Tuffy, and capturing whaling on film.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Muffet and Midget

Manuscript about two baby hummingbirds, focusing on the interaction between mother and offspring.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

San Gimignano

Manuscript that describes a walk in an Italian city. The author sounds wistful, imagining that before the town was created it may have been a location for a bird colony.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Malheur, the unfortunate

Manuscript chronicling the woes that have befallen Malheur Lake, including hunting, land cultivation, and disregard for the lake's status as a refuge.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Salmon

This manuscript describes the path of the salmon during the spawning season.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Live-beaver trapping and transplanting outline

This document appears to be an outline for a future manuscript. The outline offers a brief overview about live trapping of beavers. Some topics included are types of live traps and relocating beavers in order to restore ecological balance.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Banding birds

A manuscript that advocates the practice of bird banding in order to learn about their migration patterns and behaviors. The author gives several examples of birds who have been banded. Some of the birds mentioned include a vireo, a woodpecker, and a California quail.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Status of water fowl in northwestern states

The manuscript argues that the land that has been used for homesteads should be returned to the birds of the area. The land is not suitable for farming long term due to its often alkaline nature. The ill suited land distribution is contributing to the decline of duck and geese populations as well as the other native water fowl.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

List of birds

Manuscript with detailed descriptions of bird species the author observed in Harney County.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Story of the robin

Manuscript describing the disappearance of robin eggs by a small group of chipmunk bandits.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Murre multitudes

This manuscript describes the California murre, including a physical description and the commercialization of murre eggs.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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