A hundred years ago, Roger Tory Peterson was born in Jamestown, New York. We hope that Roger Tory Peterson Month will continue his memory in future years to come. Roger Tory Peterson Month has been a fun time for us. We reviewed (and tested) the new Peterson Field Guide, read a few books about his
Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, written by Elizabeth J. Rosenthal and published by The Lyons Press – Guilford, CT, takes us through the adventures of Roger Tory from a fledgling birdwatcher to “The King Penguin” of ornithology. Ms. Rosenthal captures the many facets that make up the man best known for the Field
Without his mentor Ludlow Griscom and the Bronx County Bird Club, we may never have been blessed with the accomplishments of one of the greatest birders of all time, Roger Tory Peterson. There would also be no need for Douglas Carlson’s Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography (Mildred Wyatt-Wold Series in Ornithology). Peterson’s life story is
On our trip to Rhode Island, we stopped into Jamestown, New York, birthplace of Roger Tory Peterson. We didn’t have time to visit the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, but it was nice to tour the town for a bit.
Roger Tory Peterson was one of the worldâ€™s best and most-famous birders. He had the ability to inspire people young and old, engage people in conservation, and even write a field guide. All Things Reconsidered: My Birding Adventures is a collection of articles written by the master himself, Roger Tory Peterson. These stories provide a
It’s official, August is Roger Tory Peterson Month! In honor of one of the greatest birders and bird conservationists, we have made this declaration. Not only was Mr. Peterson a great ornithologist, he was a superb photographer, educator, and of course, field guide creator. This month we will be reviewing several books written or about
Roger Tory Peterson was born on August 28, 1908 in Jamestown, New York. He not only studied and appreciated birds, he worked hard to protect them and educated others to do the same. Since his first publication in 1934 of A Field Guide To The Birds, Roger Tory Peterson made birding simple enough for every
In the past dozen plus years, we have reviewed 152 natural history books. Here is the entire list of Natural History Book Reviews, updated February 24, 2023. The list is separated into two categories: Natural History and Field Guides. Please note that “field guides” also includes books on bird families, even though these may not