(in chronological order)

2007 – The Return of the Bald Eagle – by Gerald MacDougall – published in The Island Magazine, No. 61, Spring/Summer 2007, by PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
2002 – Prince Edward Island Birds – 130 Inland and Shore Birds – by Jeffrey C. Domm – published by Formac, Halifax, NS
still available at the library and in bookstores
1991 – Your Guide To Familiar Birds of Prince Edward Island – by Geoff Hogan – published by Ragweed – out of print
However it can be purchased under a different author name : John Sylvestor (BUT it’s still by author Geoff Hogan), on
1952 – Birds of Prince Edward Island – by William Earl Godfrey – published by National Museum of Canada –
2 copies available at the library, but non-circulating.

Hairy Woodpecker – Summerside, PEI – Feb. 28, 2018 – © Roberta Palmer
Hairy woodpecker, Summerside (Roberta Palmer)
1947 – The Birds of Prince Edward Island – by Blythe Hurst, Sr. – published by The Patriot Job Print, Charlottetown, PEI –
5 copies available at the library, only one can be borrowed
1908 – A Catalogue of the Birds of Prince Edward Island – by John Macswain – originally published in 1908, by Proc. and Trans. Nova Scotian Institute of Science –
Available for free online at the Dalhousie University Library:, where you can download your own .pdf copy.
Also, a Reprint was published by Andesite Press in 2017, which can be ordered on
1893 – Summer Birds of Prince Edward Island – by Jonathan Dwight – published by ‘The Auk’, Jan. 1893 –
Republished by Kessinger Legacy Reprints, and can be ordered on
The original print is also availabe on Google Scholar and can be downloaded in .pdf format :
1891 – Birds of Prince Edward Island: Their Habits and Characteristics – by Francis Bain – published by Haszard & Moore, Charlottetown, PEI – 112 pages
Digitized by Smithsonian Libraries, the original can be downloaded from here:
OR it can be ordered from :
1887 – A Catalogue of Canadian Birds, with Notes on the Distribution of the Species – by Montague Chamberlain – published by J. & A. McMillan, Saint John, NB – 143 pages
Digitized by Google, available here (can be downloaded in .pdf format):
Note: there’s no mention of any type of order in that book, and no mention of the geographical distribution across Canada, but the species appear to be listed taxonomically, that is, the taxonomy of 1887.
The Index (alpha order of Latin species name) at the end has clickable page numbers, except for the last Index page (which Google forgot to do).
1885 – Winter Birds of Prince Edward Island – by Francis Bain – published by the American Ornithological Society in ‘The Auk’, 1885 –
Original print available on Google Scholar, can be downloaded in .pdf format: .