Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson was an American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, known for his innovative field guides to birds. He is one of the founding inspirations for the 20th-century environmental movement. His most notable work, 'A Field Guide to the Birds', first published in 1934, is credited with helping to popularize birdwatching. Peterson's system of field identification of birds is widely used by birdwatchers and naturalists. He received numerous awards and honors for his work in conservation and education.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. A Field Guide to the Birds

    This book is a comprehensive guide to bird species, providing detailed information about various types of birds, their habitats, behaviors, and physical characteristics. It includes illustrations and descriptions to help readers identify different bird species, making it a valuable resource for birdwatchers, ornithologists, and nature enthusiasts. The guide also offers tips on birdwatching and advice on how to attract different bird species to your backyard.