Archive for August, 2008

Roger Tory Peterson’s recent birthday did not go unnoticed around the web. Here are links to many recent reviews of books by and about Peterson. I had meant to publish this list this past week while on vacation, but never found the time. It was just as well, as I discovered many more today after […]

August 28, 2008

Peterson’s Legacy

Today, August 28, is the 100th anniversary of Roger Tory Peterson’s birth. He was a writer, painter, photographer, conservationist, speaker, and probably many other things. But he will always be known primarily for his field guide to birds. Innovative and groundbreaking, it was worthy of the honor bestowed upon it. Peterson’s legacy is forever intertwined […]
Just as I was with blogs, I’m a bit slow on the whole podcast thing. But that has now changed. I’ve just discovered Birdwatch Radio. Well, I use the word “discover” pretty loosely. I had been aware of it for a while due to the host, Steve Moore, posting about it on our state’s listserv. […]
Here are a few recent reviews from that wonderful thing that we call the internet. The Life of the Skies – Aimophila Adventures, Atlanta Journal and Constitution (yes, a newspaper!) Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America – The House & other Arctic musings A Guide to the Birds of East Africa – […]
Congratulations to Jared Mizanin, who won a copy of the new Peterson guide with his story of how Roger Tory Peterson has impacted his life. However, it doesn’t appear that anyone took a crack at the second copy, which is a shame since it was the easiest way to enter. You didn’t even need your […]

by Phoebe Snetsinger

The amazing story of the woman who was the first person to see 8,000 species of birds, in her own words.

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Thanks to Houghton Mifflin, I have two copies of the new Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America to giveaway. There are two ways that you can win a copy: Tell how Roger Tory Peterson has impacted you as a person or birder. This may have been in person, but it doesn’t have to […]