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  • Crossley's ID Tips, Don't be Afraid to Make Mistakes

    Praise for the Crossley ID Guide series: "[The Crossley ID Guide series focuses] on maximising your chances of correctly identifying species by ramping up the number and variety of species images within the guide and placing these images within typical habitats....Each beautiful plate is painstakingly filled with images of hundreds of individual species in different settings or from different angles to help recreate how you might encounter it."--Kate Jones, New Scientist

      

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    The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland



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    The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors



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    The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds

    "What's so different about the Crossley ID Guide? Everything. Crossley has designed his guide to reflect the way we see and identify birds. We identify birds by their size, shape, structure, behavior, habitat, and field marks. We [see] birds at close range, at middle and long distances, on the ground, in flight, in trees, and on the water. . . . If you want to be a better birder you will find the new Crossley ID Guide to be [a] major innovation and a valuable tool."--Wayne Mones, Audubon.org


    The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland

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    This unique book treats more than 300 species--all the regularly occurring birds likely to be encountered by observers--and the guide's attractive pages provide a real-life approach to bird identification.

    • The most user-friendly guide to the birds of Britain and Ireland
    • A close look at more than 300 regularly occurring species
    • Award-winning Crossley ID Guide design
    • Lifelike images of birds from near to far
    • A celebration of the British and Irish countryside
    • A teaching and field guide and essential reference
    • Concise and compelling text by Dominic Couzens and Richard Crossley

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    Common Garden Birds Sampler [PDF]
     

    This free sampler features Common Garden birds of Britain and Ireland. This selection of images is drawn from The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland. These images are available to download/use/link, but please provide credit to The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland, Princeton University Press, 2013

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    Announcing the United Kingdom edition of the popular Crossley ID Guide Series. Cape May birder and photographer Richard Crossley captures every detail of Britain and Ireland's most common species in gorgeous multi-layered plates for each species. Authoritative and compelling test from Dominic Couzens, one of Britain's leading nature writers, round out the most beautiful and complete identification guide available for the British Isles. . . .

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    About the Authors
     
    Richard Crossley

    Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder and photographer and the award-winning author of The Crossley ID Guide series (Princeton/Crossley Books), which has been recognized for its pioneering approach to bird identification. He is also a coauthor of The Shorebird Guide and the cofounder of the Pledge to Fledge global birding initiative, and he is working on multiple birding projects involving mixed media and new technologies such as birdcams. (author photo by Michael Engelmeyer)


    Dominic Couzens

    Dominic Couzens is one of Britain's best-known wildlife writers. He contributes regularly to Bird Watching and BBC Wildlife magazines, and he is also a professional field-trip guide. His books include The Secret Lives of Garden Birds, Top 100 Birding Sites of the World, and Extreme Birds. (author photo by Michael Unwin)

       
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    The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

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    Whether you are a novice or an expert, this one-of-a-kind guide will show you an entirely new way to look at these spectacular birds.

    • The most complete guide to North American raptors, written by some of the foremost experts
    • The first raptor guide using Richard Crossley's acclaimed, innovative composite images that show birds as they actually appear in the field
    • 101 stunning color plates--including thirty-five double-page layouts--composed from thousands of photographs
    • Comparative, multispecies plates and photos of mystery species that allow readers to test their growing identification skills
    • Complete with introduction, 34 color maps, and detailed species accounts

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    Q & A With Richard
     

    The Raptors guide is the second in the popular The Crossley ID Guide series. We published the Eastern Birds in 2011. What was the response like to the Eastern Birds guide? Did anything surprise you?

    The response has been everything I hoped for. No real surprises.

    You've been traveling a lot to talk about The Crossley ID Guide. What has the response been from birders?

    Mixed. Most love it, but some are finding old habits die hard. The Peterson system was a game changer in its day and some people have spent their whole life looking at a sideways bird on a white piece of paper with an arrow pointing at one of the bird's features. But I've always thought ...

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    Press Release
     

    Innovative Cape May birder and photographer Richard Crossley captures every detail of North America’s diurnal raptors with gorgeous double-page vistas and multiple plates for each species. Raptor experts Brian Sullivan and Jerry Liguori contribute extensive, authoritative species accounts to round out the most beautiful and complete raptor book available. In spring 2011, we published The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds and introduced a new way to not only look at birds, but to truly see them. The highly visual approach . . .

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    About the Authors
     
    Richard Crossley

    Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder and photographer and the award-winning author of The Crossley ID Guide series (Princeton/Crossley Books), which has been recognized for its pioneering approach to bird identification. He is also a coauthor of The Shorebird Guide and the cofounder of the Pledge to Fledge global birding initiative, and he is working on multiple birding projects involving mixed media and new technologies such as birdcams. (author photo by Michael Engelmeyer)


    Jerry Liguori

    Jerry Liguori is the author of Hawks from Every Angle and Hawks at a Distance (both Princeton). He has been studying raptors throughout North America for more than twenty-five years and has conducted hawk counts at numerous spring and fall migration sites. (author photo by Aaron Barna)


    Brian Sullivan

    Brian Sullivan is the coauthor of the forthcoming Princeton Guide to North American Birds. He is eBird project leader and photographic editor of the Birds of North America Online at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, as well as photographic editor for the American Birding Association's journal, North American Birds. (author photo by Jessie Barry)

       
     
     


    The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds

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    For beginners, expert, and anyone in between, The Crossley ID Guide promises to vastly improve all birders’ abilities to identify birds.

    • Revolutionary. This book changes field guide design to make you a better birder
    • A picture says a thousand words. The most comprehensive guide: 640 stunning scenes created from 10,000 of the author's photographs
    • Reality birding. Lifelike in-focus scenes show birds in their habitats, from near and far, and in all plumages and behaviors...

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    Q & A With Richard
     

    Why did you decide to create a new guide?

    I love looking and learning from great images and artwork; however, I have never found what I considered the perfect book. With advances in technology, I wanted to take on the challenge of creating the book that I’d like to have: one that is interactive, creates a response from the viewer, entertains and ultimately educates. I believe that this sets The Crossley ID Guide apart...

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    Press Release
     

    (Princeton, NJ) Richard Crossley’s new book, The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, published by Princeton Press, will arrive in bookstores later this month but it’s already getting rave reviews : Audubon Magazine’s Wayne Mones quips, "So what’s so different about The Crossley ID Guide? Everything."

    Acclaimed photographer and birder...

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    About Richard
     
    Richard Crossley

    Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder and photographer who has been birding since age 7 and who, by age 21, had hitchhiked more than 100,000 miles chasing birds across his native Britain and Europe. His love of the outdoors and his interest in teaching, design, and technology have shaped his unique vision...
    (author photo by Michael Engelmeyer)

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