Full-page color photographs, culled from thousands he has taken, show all the eastern species in all their variety, up close and far away in typical flight patterns. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds. The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl, the fourth of these user-friendly guides, is for both hunters and birders. This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes birding by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Reviews of The Crossley Id Guide: Eastern Birds. But I would buy it for teaching those beginners and introducing them to identification at places like Bosque del Apache. I should also add that this guide is much smaller and more field-friendly than the Eastern Birds guide, weighing half as much! As far as bird ID guides go, this one is still very American, despite possibly "belonging to England tradition", which means quite poor. The Crossley ID Guide (Eastern Birds) Home > NC Backyard Birds. File; File history; File usage on Commons; File usage on other wikis; Metadata; Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixels. WBU Email Updates. Crossley ID Guide Eastern Birds. WBU Email Updates. If a field guide can be revolutionary, then this is a perfect example. This item is available under multiple licenses. This book is extraordinary. Something went wrong. However, all birders will want this book for study and reference. I have the Sibley guide and thought that was good. What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides), Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist: Your Guide to Listening, Hawks at a Distance: Identification of Migrant Raptors. This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Social. Edition: 1st (January 2011) Binding: Flexibound. Although it's possible that a measure of the blame could be placed at the feet of the printer and not the photographer, as the photos are almost universally dark and "muddy" -- that is to say, of low contrast. The Crossley ID Guide is a revolutionary concept in bird identification guides. When using it, you can choose which of the following licenses to use. Home > Attract More Birds > Crossley ID Guide-Eastern Birds. $35.00 (Paperback). Log In You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. this book is AWESOME! WBU Email Updates. Can you believe that it hasn’t even been a year since Richard Crossley and Princeton University Press unleashed The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds on the birding public? 5 out of 5 stars. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Actually, a fair accounting of this innovative book’s already storied history must include many months of fervent speculation. The Crossley ID Guide is a stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes birding by providing the first real-life approach to identification. He didn’t even call it a field guide. The idea of photo montages for bird id books is relatively recent but this one certainly sets the standard to judge all others. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Crossley also adds a delightful British birder's touch, emphasizing a return to the pencil-and-notepad method. Beautiful and functional at the same time. The Eastern Guide contains 640 scenes created from more than 10,000 of the authors own photographs showing birds in a wide range of views. Services . . Add to cart. This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Store Detail. Richard Crossley comes from another tradition. I think it's a brilliant, innovative idea and everyone should get a copy.". This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. This is a new type of bird guide. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to … Not that useful for backyard bird watching beginners, Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018, For active birders who already know the basic species, this book is probably great. I have found the style, information, wealth of photos set on normal habitat backgrounds, and layout to be a fantastic addition to our home library. Prices in GBP apply to orders placed in Great Britain only. Identify birds in North America for bird watching or as a bird guide. Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2020. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. I'm amazed by the lovely Photoshopped images showing each species in a variety of views in its natural habitat. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds. --Alan Tilmouth " The Crossley ID Guide , published by Princeton University Press, is an awesome, major achievement, a stunning contribution to ornithological field identification." It is entirely photographic. The Crossley Guide will appeal to the rank beginner, the casual observer and the dedicated enthusiast. Photographs in bird guides are not to every ones liking but as a reference book I like it, the depiction of various stages of plumage change I find very useful. I am trying to identify my Appalachian Mountain back yard birds and this is definitely not the book! --David Bird, Montreal Gazette "The Crossley ID Guide, published by Princeton University Press, is an awesome, major achievement, a stunning contribution to ornithological field identification." The Crossley ID Guide. The Crossley ID Guide is not a traditional field guide: it is too large to carry in the field, and it does not provide the quick reference for field marks that other guides, like The Sibley Guide to Birds, provide. Hawk owls are “rare south of border,” David Crossley declares succinctly in the “Crossley ID Guide/Eastern Birds.” I affirm his description. . Not as useful an ID book as Sibley's guide to eastern birds. Please try again. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. Mail Bill Gates, tech pioneer, co-founder of Microsoft, and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is an avid reader who people follow... To see what your friends thought of this book, American birders are used to birding field guides that can be easily carried into the field where they can refer to them when they see an unusual bird. All I can say is, every guide has a different style and perspective, and this one takes some getting used to, but it pulls together a ton of info on habitat, food sources, sexual dimorphism, maturation. Expert in-depth species accounts covering status, distribution, and detailed plumage and flight style ID. Eastern populations have seriously declined since the 1960s. I love this book. DC Public Library System. Heres why: Wow. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). The story of their population decline is now well known with human encroachment on their territory accounting for most of the decline. So I caved and bought a used copy here. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). And birders said, let their be nest boxes. I'm not a bird watcher, but I know people who do enjoy the hobby a great deal. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds (The Crossley ID Guides) - Kindle edition by Crossley, Richard. Store Detail. Living Bird Autumn 2011—Table of Contents; Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue ; Living Bird Magazine Archives; Related Stories. I checked it out of the library after hearing a Richard Crossley interview - which was really helpful to me in understanding why he created this different style of Birding guide. Over 300 pages of images, comprised of over 5,000 individual images. This book is best paired with one of the more conventional bird guides - preferably one of the ones based on drawings. This is the first book to convey all of these features visually--in a single image--and to reinforce them with accurate, concise text. Too big for a field guide, but excellent for having handy around the house when you see a bird you want to identify. An interactive learning experience to sharpen and test field identification skills, Bird like the experts. Lifelike in-focus scenes show birds in their habitats, from near and far, and in all plumages and behaviors, Teaching and reference. Couldn't put it down from where it arrived until I was through it. 2011. . To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This Crossley ID Guide presents Eastern birds not through one to two images; instead, it features each of its 680 subjects in scenes composed of 12 to 20 color images showing the birds in a full range of natural views. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. The Crossley ID Guide is probably a book no one will take into the field in Mongolia. Sign Up Now! It is large, impossibly large to carry in the field. I think for more skilled birders this guide is just as valuable too of course, but I think it could give an edge for the less skilled if they're able to follow along with some of the visual cues in this guide. Not a field guide you'd take into the field, but possibly the best book for visual reference I've ever seen. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? But at least there are field marks, distribution maps, and even some mention of the habitat, which is more than I came to expect from American bird guides. Initially, the sight of lots of the same species crammed into a small page looks rather odd. Start by marking “The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Social. It belongs on the coffee table. The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl (The Crossley ID Guides), Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, Second Edition (Peterson Field Guides), Peterson Guide to Bird Identification—in 12 Steps, Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion: A Comprehensive Resource for Identifying North American Birds. . The goal is to discern birds' gender, age, and feather patterns. By: Richard Crossley. The Crossley ID Guide. -- Amy Evenstad, Magnificent Frigatebird Blog, "Birders and casual backyard bird-watchers will find a new species of bird guide in The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds . First, it takes many photos of each species and crams them all into one plate, rather than showing one or two photos of each species on a faded background. . on June 19, 2014. in Product. The Crossley ID Guide Eastern Birds is HUGE! Whilst it is difficult to really put one genus above the other in this book, the warblers are a delight with lots of images that tantalize just as the birds do! In the past photographic have been poor with either too few examples of the birds plumage (always adult male) or the scale of the picture does not allo direct comparison with other species. There is none of that "well maybe" or "I think it might look like this one if the light were different" sort of ho-humming that I will get with any other guild. One would think that the market for field guides to North American birds would be dif-ficult territory to enter. If you're on the fence and wondering if you need another guide, just go for it. January 31st 2011 The Crossley ID Guide, Eastern Birds is a stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. That tradition has informed his recently released. FOR SALE! For birders and identification of wild birds. I really like this book." Another factor to note here is the size of the book itself: the Crossley books are of considerable size and heft -- not an item to be lugged around in the field; it's far more a home library-type of book. The art is exquisite; the information is changing the way I watch birds, changing the way I sit in my backyard, even. That itself is not new, what is new is that it tries to present multiple images and birds so that a viewer can see almost any possible pose. Job well done. . In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds (The Crossley ID Guides). Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is for browsing at home or for riding along with you in your car to natural areas. The reason I went for this first is sometimes it's really quite nice to have the photographs rather than drawings. Eastern populations are red-brown, Northwestern birds are more brown, and Western Interior birds are gray-brown. 20381 Mack Avenue Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 (313) 881-1410 --Alan Tilmouth, "The Crossley ID Guide, published by Princeton University Press, is an awesome, major achievement, a stunning contribution to ornithological field identification." The first book in the series, The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, exploded onto the birding scene in 2011. This book gives you the advantage of the "feeling" of the habitat where you would find the bird, and also shows a variety of positions: flight, feeding, resting, various angles, etc. The first is the photographs of the birds shot from different angles of view. You won't be disappointed! Friendly, interactive writing style covering identification and conservation SKU: 9780691147789 Categories: Books, Field Guides Tags: birding, book, field guide. . Get this from a library! For me some of the plates were good enough to stick on the wall in a frame as a work of art. . Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. You see scoters flying over the ocean at 200 yards most often--not so close you can examine every feather! It is by far the largest field guide for North American birds that I have encountered and it only covers half of the continent. I actually think the rare times that I don't get that. I heartily recommend this novel book." Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. "—Melissa Mayntz, About.com The first book to accurately portray all the key identification characteristics: size, shape, behavior, probability, and color, Practice makes perfect. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. "[The Crossley ID Guide] is innovative, exciting even, in the way the reader can interact with what is in effect a real-life method to bird identification, reality birding, unlike the traditional pointed arrow, look-and-learn approach. I would NOT recomend it as a field guide. The book uses composite photographs to show birds as they would actually be seen in the field. Book Review: The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, by Richard Crossley Reviewed by Stephen J. Bodio October 15, 2011. Drawings can show all the exact field marks a bird should have, but with the photography in this guide you get a better sense of what lighting actually does to how you see birds outdoors. The new waterfowl bible with the award-winning Crossley-style plates. . Second, birds are shown up close, so you can see the details of plumage, but also at various distances, so you get the feeling of what they would like like in the field. . Being large and bulky it cannot be used in the field but I kept it in my car and birding in the states you can easily refer to it. I actually think the rare times that I don't get that reaction have more to do with me not being to understand/interpret what people are saying rather than the book itself. Incredibly awesome book if you like birds. This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes birding by providing the first real-life approach to identification. When I first saw it I just had to get a copy. The Eastern Guide contains 640 scenes created from more than 10,000 of the authors own photographs showing birds in a wide range of views. Free Download Ebook PDF The Crossley ID Guide Eastern Birds The Crossley ID Guides at here. There are two really useful features of this guide that you won’t find in other guides. Does this book contain inappropriate content? The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds (The Crossley ID Guides), Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. It's a fantastic book. Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Crossley ID Guide is a revolutionary concept in bird identification guides. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. One testament to the growing popularity of birding is the number of identification guides to North American birds which have been published during the past several years. The Crossley ID Guide : Eastern Birds $ 35.00. Quality bird identification books do excellent jobs of providing field identification details in text that combine with close-up photographs and artist renditions. I’m a fan. It is well made. Own a Franchise. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Annotated ID plates similar to the original Crossley ID Guide to birds. Bill Gates Picks 5 Good Books for a Lousy Year. [People] will absolutely love it, especially people new to birding the main part of the book's target audience. It is not a guide to carry into the field, but when someone asks me about a bird, (which happens quite a bit) I have found that I can open this guide to the birds I think they are talking about, and the person will almost always see a picture of the bird they saw. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds. I love the size and cover too. This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. I hate photographic guides but this is different, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2012. So photographic illustrations in a more or less natural habitat are ok, though I'm not thrilled about them. Own a Franchise. Author Richard Crossley was a guest speaker at our 2011 Wild Birds Unlimited Annual Meeting. "The Crossley ID Guide is an interesting, multi-dimensional, unique take on a bird guide that delivers to a high standard for a specific target audience." I don't know any birders who would dare to lug this nearly 4-pound volume into the field, even on their best days. Just don't expect to take it along in your backpack. 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