Our Feathered Friends

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

This volume displays the romance of birds in beautiful prose and dialog in simple language for children and adults alike. Written by a mother and son team of naturalists, chapters describe various aspects of the life and habits of birds highlighting specific birds from owls to hummingbirds. From the introduction:

“Seek the children, little book: Bid them love the bird's retreat . . . Bid them find their secrets out, How to understand their words.”
- Summary by Larry Wilson (3 hr 18 min)


Introduction 5:41 Read by Larry Wilson
The Message of a Mocking-bird 5:08 Read by Sue Gill
Some People We Like to Know 5:57 Read by Stacy Dugan-Wilcox
Civilized Birds 5:31 Read by Stacy Dugan-Wilcox
How Birds Dress 6:12 Read by Stacy Dugan-Wilcox
How Madam Bird Combs Her Hair 8:06 Read by mleigh
What Birds Carry in Their Pockets 10:36 Read by mleigh
Child Birds 5:01 Read by MaybeCordelia
How Baby Birds are Fed 5:39 Read by MaybeCordelia
At Meal-time 7:47 Read by Andrea Kotzer
Seed-eaters and Meat-eaters 7:37 Read by SmilingJade
Some Birds with a Bad Name 10:31 Read by SmilingJade
Before Breakfast 7:45 Read by SmilingJade
Our Birds' Restaurant—Meals at All Hours 9:30 Read by SmilingJade
Umbrellas and Other Things 10:33 Read by SmilingJade
Cradle Making 5:07 Read by MaybeCordelia
Our Screech Owl 6:23 Read by Colleen McMahon
Birds at Work and Play 6:28 Read by Colleen McMahon
Some Other Birds at Work 8:59 Read by Colleen McMahon
A Pet Humming-bird 4:35 Read by Samikshaya Ananthakrishnan
How We Took the Humming-birds' Pictures 7:20 Read by MaybeCordelia
Our Robin Redbreast 7:08 Read by Sue Gill
More about Our Robin 9:19 Read by Sue Gill
Going to Bed and Getting Up 8:01 Read by BettyB
Mrs. Towhee Proposes a Garden Party 7:06 Read by briannag
At the Garden Party 7:45 Read by MaybeCordelia
Our Bird Hospital 4:30 Read by BettyB
A Splendid Collection 4:43 Read by Larry Wilson