Our review of the new and completely awesome Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America would not be complete without a true field test. The guide spent several hours riding in a backpack, sandwiched between water bottles and power bars. The cover stood up well – with only a minor ding – and protected
To be released on August 28th and published by Houghton Mifflin, Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guide Series) is the end of summer, must-have edition to every birder’s library. Even though we possess over 30 field guides, it is still a much welcomed edition. History Much of what continues to
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
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
Richard Louv’s national bestseller, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, has been out awhile but was more recently updated. If you haven’t yet read this wonderful work, make it a top summer priority. In fact, grab a drink and find a comfy chair outside, bring a notebook and get to
When we first heard about The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America (Peterson Field Guides) we knew this would be a great fit for our large bird book library, especially as one to be loaned out. We are constantly trying to promote birding to youngsters, and the region covered in the book
Subtitled “the world’s 189 most threatened birds”, Rare Birds Yearbook 2008 is a depressing yet wonderfully crafted reference book. The birds featured are the rarest of the rare, some of which have not been seen for many years and may well be extinct. These 189 birds are all classified as Critically Endangered according to IUCNredlist.org.
If you’ve spent much time at a birding festival, belong to a bird club, or just page through a birding magazine you’ll notice something: nearly all birders are White. Considering how diverse bird species are, it is a shame that more minorities are not part of this fun, energizing hobby. Not only that, the lack