Introduction I. Divers of Lakes and Bays, Wanderers of Seas and Coasts (plates 1--46) Loons, Grebes, Albatrosses, Fulmars, Shearwaters, Storm Petrels, Tropicbirds, Pelicans, Boobies, Gannets, Cormorants, Darters, Frigatebirds, Herons, Bitterns, Stork, Ibises, Spoonbills, and Flamingos II Waterfowl (plates 47--86) Swans, Geese, and Ducks III Scavengers and Birds of Prey (plates 87--117) Vultures, Kites, Hawks, Eagles, Harriers, Osprey, Caracaras, and Falcons IV Upland Gamebirds and Marsh-dwellers (plates 118--143) Grouse, Ptarmigan, Quails, Turkeys, Cranes, Limpkins, Rails, Gallinules, and Coots V Shorebirds (plates 144--185) Oystercatchers, Stilts, Avocets, Plovers, Sandpipers, and Phalaropes VI Seabirds (plates 186--221) Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers, and Auks VII Showy Birds, Nocturnal Hunters, and Superb Aerialists (plates 222--252) Pigeons, Parrots, Cuckoos, Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, and Hummingbirds VIII Gleaners of Forest and Meadow (plates 253--297) Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Tyrant Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Titmice, and Nuthatches IX Songsters and Mimics (plates 298--327) Dippers, Wrens, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Gnatcatchers, Kinglets, Pipits, Waxwings, and Shrikes X Woodland Sprites (plates 328--381) Vireos and Warblers XI Flockers and Songbirds (plates 382--435) Meadowlarks, Blackbirds, Orioles, Tanagers, and Finches Concordance Sequence of this edition related to original plate numbers Index of Bird Names
Roger Tory Peterson established himself as America's leading ornithologist with his best-selling Field Guide to the Birds. Like Audubon, Peterson received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Honor. Virginia Marie Peterson was a scientist and an expert on the environmental effects of oil spills.