Early Peterson field guides still useful, inspiring to birders
Nov 14, 2014 1:01 AM
Roger Tory Peterson's original guide to eastern birds nurtured bird watching as a hobby and gave rise to today's field guides and instructional books, our Jeff Reiter says. "Like many birders, I still turn occasionally to the Peterson guide to eastern birds, including my replica version of the 1934 original," Reiter said. "But what I value most about Peterson today is his storytelling."