Authors and Contributors

Wayne R. Petersen - Essayist

Wayne R.  Petersen

Wayne R. Petersen is Massachusetts Audubon’s director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program and has led international birding tours, lectured, and conducted birding workshops across North America for over thirty-five years. Petersen is a New England Regional Editor for North American Birds magazine and wrote the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Songbirds and Familiar Backyard Birds (East), coauthored Birds of Massachusetts and Birds of New England, and coedited the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas.

Wayne Petersen contributed "Ocean Mariners" to Arctic Wings: Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Braided River, 2006).