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
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
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