Roger Tory Peterson

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Birthday
28, 1908
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 28, 1996 (87)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1908
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 28, 1996 (87)

About

Author, artist, ornithologist, and naturalist who inspired the environmental movement of the twentieth century. He is best remembered for a popular 1934 field guide entitled Guide to the Birds.

Before Fame

He published his first nature article, "Notes from Field and Study," in a magazine called Bird-lore.

Trivia

He co-wrote a popular 1955 field guide called Wild America.

Family Life

He was the New York-born son of German immigrant Henrietta Badar and Swedish immigrant Charles Peterson.

Associated With

Like famed American naturalist John James Audubon, Peterson was a prominent ornithologist (bird watcher).

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