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Peterson Birds of North America app

MUST-HAVE BIRDING APP The ultimate birding resource for at home and in the field combining 10 Peterson Field Guides in an easy-to-use searchable format for iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.


Peterson Feeder Birds of North America app

AN EXCITING NEW TOOL FOR BIRDERS! A free app for identifying the birds you are likely to see at your feeders. Like Peterson Birds of North America app, Peterson Feeder Birds includes information from the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America and 7 other Peterson Field Guide series books.


Peterson First Guide to Astronomy, 2nd Ed.

Completely revised with all-new photographs and covering astronomical events through 2019

The second edition of the xPeterson First Guide to Astronomy provides an up-to-date introduction to astronomy for beginners. Featuring predictions for future events through 2019, including meteor showers, comets, and eclipses.


New Birder's Guide

What a new birder needs is a field guide that shows most of the birds he or she is going to see but doesn't overwhelm with rarities unlikely to be seen. This is that book. Covering 300 of the most common birds in the United States and Canada, this guide has just the right amount of information about how to identify birds, where and when to look for them, what they sound like, and how they behave.


On Our Website: Video Podcasts!

Richly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and sound recordings of featured birds, these video podcasts are an entertaining and educational supplement to the Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America. You may view and download three hours of podcasts from our web site. Choose from the categories below:

Family Overviews Species Profiles Biography Tutorials

Featured Blogs

Special Features

Who is Roger Tory Peterson?

For more than 65 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist's bookshelf or backpack. Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, spent his life studying, painting, and photographing birds. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guide Series is credited with helping to set the stage for the environmental movement. Peterson died in 1996.

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