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Eastern Birds (Peterson Field Guides) (1934)

by Roger Tory Peterson

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Series: Peterson Field Guides (1-1)

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An exhaustive guide to the birds found east of the Rockies. A companion volume, also part of the Peterson Field Guide series, is: A Field Guide to Western Birds (1961).

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  OakGrove-KFA | Mar 28, 2020 |
"Reprint of that edition commemorates the life and work of Roge Tory Peterson"
  LeeFSnyder | Mar 1, 2020 |
An invaluable resource for bird watching and identification; works well for the prairie region; remains the gold standard for birders in our circle ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jun 20, 2018 |
Single most-used field guide I own. Keep another paperback version in house, but this edition goes with me in car or backpack at all times. ( )
  waggoner | Jan 27, 2018 |
some wear on cover especially at top of spine, name written on first page, and slight upturn of pages in the lower right corner, no markings in text, color maps and illustrations, highest quality within the 'Good' category ( )
  skyels | Oct 9, 2017 |
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To Clarence E. Allen and William Vogt
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Preface (p. vii): Those of us who have read Ernest Thompson Seton's semi-autobiographical story, Two Little Savages, remember how the young hero, Yan, discovered some mounted ducks in a dusty showcase and how he painstakingly made sketches of their patterns.
How to Use This Book (p. xvii): Veterans who have watched birds for years will know how to use this book.
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As the first of Peterson's guides, the guide to Eastern North America (sometimes titled Eastern and Central or East of the Rockies) was, in its earliest edition, titled simply Field Guide to the Birds. That title should remain with the eastern guides and should not be combined with the new Guide to the Birds of North America, which covers the entire region.

The paperback version of the 4th (1980) edition carries variations of three different titles:
(1) Eastern Birds - Front Cover and Spine.
(2) A Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern and Central North America - Inside Cover.
(3) A Field Guide to the Birds: A Completely New Guide to All the Birds of Eastern and Central North America.
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An exhaustive guide to the birds found east of the Rockies. A companion volume, also part of the Peterson Field Guide series, is: A Field Guide to Western Birds (1961).

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