Roger Tory Peterson

Artist / Naturalist
Date Of Birth:
28 August 1908
Date Of Death:
28 July 1996
Place Of Birth:
Jamestown, New York
Roger Tory Peterson was an artist and avid birder who revolutionized the world of bird-watching when he published his Field Guide to Birds in 1934. His detailed paintings and a simplified method of identifying birds helped to make birding a popular hobby. The guide was so successful that Peterson's system was applied to all manner of flora and fauna.
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Before Peterson came along, the world’s reigning painter of birds was John J. Audubon.