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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 cateogries below:

Family Overviews Species Profiles Biography Tutorials

Birding Resources

Birding Spectacles
A birding spectacle can be defined as a concentration of birds large enough to capture the imagination of even nonbirders. They are gatherings of birds in one location at one time so spectacular that anyone would be struck by the majesty of the natural world.

Many birders have expressed an interest in having as complete a list as possible posted on the Web. Compiled here is a list of some of the regularly occurring major birding spectacles.

Spectacles by season:
Spring (March, April, May)
Summer (June, July, August)
Fall (September, October, November)
Winter (December, January, February)

Introducing the founder of our field guide series:
Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson, the artist, the photographer, the writer, the guide who turned the skies into a cathedral for the worship of living things ... [is] one of America's most talented men.

- PETER JENNINGS, ABC World News Tonight, recognizing Roger Tory Peterson as Person of the Week.

Learn More About Roger Tory Peterson