The Ducks Geese & Swans of North America For The Naturalist and the Sportsman by F.K. Kortright illustrations by T.T. Shortt 1960 Wildlife Management Institute

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Discover the diverse avian life of North America with The Ducks, Geese, & Swans of North America by F.K. Kortright. T.T. Shortt's illustrations enhance this 1960 edition, which the Wildlife Management Institute published with a dust jacket. It's a subtle invitation for both naturalists and sportsmen to learn more about waterfowl through a mix of engaging narrative and scientific insight.

The book also carries a personal touch from a previous owner, whose signature lends a quaint charm to this vintage piece.


  • Title: The Ducks, Geese & Swans of North America
  • Publication Date: 1960
  • Publisher: Wildlife Management Institute
  • Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
  • Pages: 476
  • Dimensions: 9x7x1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear and tear on dust jacket, signed by the previous owner as shown in photos

Key Elements:

  • The book offers a blend of engaging narrative and scientific insight, making it a gentle read for both naturalists and sportsmen.
  • It reflects the ornithological knowledge and appreciation of waterfowl during the time it was published.
  • Bonus: A pamphlet from the U.S. Department of the Interior on federal regulation on hunting and importing wildfowl from 1970 has been left for your enjoyment.
  • The hardcover binding, despite the wear on the dust jacket, encapsulates a rich exploration of avian life.
  • A quiet addition for those interested in ornithology, wildlife, and the outdoors.
  • The book invites a soft engagement with the vibrant world of waterfowl and continues the legacy of exploration and appreciation.


To ensure The Ducks, Geese, & Swans of North America continue to educate and fascinate, discover preservation tips in How To Store Old Books For Future Generations?


The vintage items shared have been previously owned and loved, exhibiting the wear typical of vintage pieces. Refer to the pictures as a guide, and feel free to ask for any additional photos or queries.

In Summation:

The Ducks, Geese & Swans of North America offer a calm journey into the world of waterfowl, ready to be explored by curious minds.

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