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Hans Peeters Bird Art

hans peter bird art

Most birders have seen Hans Peeters’ illustrations of North America birds in field guides such as The American Bird Conservancy’s All the Birds of North America (1997) and Book of North American Birds published by The Readers Digest Association. His larger pictures have been featured in books including Wildlife Art, (1997). His work has appeared in popular publications such as Audubon Magazine and Architectural Digest: and it hangs in permanent collections of the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodsen Art Museum and the Peregrine Fund, among others.

Hans is best known in the United States and Europe for his skill in painting raptors but he also enjoys the exotic species he sees on frequent peregrinations to India, Africa, and Latin America. His commissions include illustrations for a guide to the birds of India to be published by the Smithsonian Institution; and has been honored by the Mexican Postal Service, which used his painting of a Golden Eagle for a postage stamp.

Hans paints mammals as well, and is illustrator and co-author of the field guide, California Mammals, published by University of California Press.

You may contact Hans via e-mail at [email protected],

Sample Portfolio

All images are copyrighted by the artist and may not be copied or used in any manner without written permission.

hans peter bird art

But Can They Sing? – Fiery-billed Aracaris

hans peters bird art

Young Warriors – Immature Martial Eagles (Africa)

hans peters bird art

Kestrel, Foggy Morning

About the Author

Sam Crowe

Sam is the founder of He has been birding for over 30 years and has a world list of over 2000 species. He has served as treasurer of the Texas Ornithological Society, Sanctuary Chair of Dallas Audubon, Editor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's "All About Birds" web site and as a contributing editor for Birding Business magazine. Many of his photographs and videos can be found on the site.

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