ABA’s Roger Tory Peterson Award: The envelope please…

We’re delighted to announce that our very own John Rowlett is to be honored at this year’s American Birding Association’s convention (Apr 27-May 3) in Corpus Christi on the Texas coast with the Roger Tory Peterson Award!

John Rowlett (right) with Chris Benesh on our Virginias' Warblers tour
John Rowlett (right) with Chris Benesh on our Virginias' Warblers tour

The award is given for a lifetime of achievement in promoting the cause of birding — a perfect tribute to John as he has been getting folks excited about birds for many years from his native Texas and current home in Virginia to numerous other destinations around the world. Congratulations, Peppershrike!

If you’d like to join John in the field, check out his upcoming schedule. And if you plan to be at the ABA convention, we hope to cross paths with you in Corpus. To help John celebrate, a group of our Field Guides will be there for the Thursday field trip and evening presentation, including Chris Benesh, John Coons, Bret Whitney, Peggy Watson, and Jan Pierson. See you there!

9 thoughts on “ABA’s Roger Tory Peterson Award: The envelope please…”

  1. Congratulations to you, John!
    You are so deserving of this award. Thank you for all you have done for birding, birders, and the birds.
    Betty Petersen

  2. Congratulations John! Well deserved and earned with much hard work and enthusiasm.

  3. Congratulations from an old friend in Switzerland. 1983 Suriname and 1986 Panama were my tours with John. Many more Field Guides trips followed and I treasure fond memories even if my travels are now restricted to Europe. Best wishes, Margrit

  4. Having been on trips with John, it will be a special pleasure to give him the Roger Tory Peterson Award in Corpus Christi. Hope to see many of you, his fans, at the ABA Convention (see link above).

  5. Well done, Pepper.

    Couldn’t have gone to a nicer or more erudite southern gentleman.

    See you again before too long, I hope.

    Hugh Buck

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