528 pages. A revolution in birding and field guidesThis stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. 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. The other big draw for Crossley is that you see what kind of environment each bird is most commonly found as part of the picture, as well as (usually) shots of each in flight and in various common poses. Birders loved it or hated it or were just confused. . There are two really useful features of this guide that you won’t find in other guides. The Crossley ID Guide. The Crossley ID Guide is a revolutionary concept in bird identification guides. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. This is such a beautiful book. This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. By: Richard Crossley. For me some of the plates were good enough to stick on the wall in a frame as a work of art. When using it, you can choose which of the following licenses to use. I personally prefer drawings by a biologist to photos to drawings by an artist. . To call "The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds" a field guide would be a misnomer. With its numerous pictures from multiple distances and angles, this is an excellent choice for "nailing it". The Crossley ID Guidemay be most useful for beginning or inexperienced birders; more advanced or aged birders like me may want more taxonomy or subtle texts like Kenn Kaufman’s Advanced Birding. Expert in-depth species accounts covering status, distribution, and detailed plumage and flight style ID. Cedar Rapids Public Library-Metro Library Network. The new waterfowl bible with the award-winning Crossley-style plates. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Part of the revolutionary Crossley ID Guide series, this is the first raptor guide with lifelike scenes composed from multiple photographs—scenes that allow you to identify raptors just as the experts do. The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. I have the Sibley guide and thought that was good. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds. Something went wrong. And birders said, let their be nest boxes. Add to cart. It's expensive and well worth it. A captivating field guide compiled from thousands of high-definition photos. Its a great guide to get a feel for the birds. I should also add that this guide is much smaller and more field-friendly than the Eastern Birds guide, weighing half as much! 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. Although this is too heavy (for me) to carry in the field, this is my favorite 'go to' guide for when I get back to my car or the hotel and try to identify the more 'difficult' birds--especially from photos that I've taken. . "—Melissa Mayntz, About.com The Crossley ID Guide is a revolutionary concept in bird identification guides. I think it would overwhelm beginners, but would be most appreciated by the intermediate birder who has experienced ID challenges in the field, and would benefit from Crossley’s approach. When I first saw it I just had to get a copy. 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. Essential for all birders, it also promises to make new birders of many people who have despaired of using traditional guides. --John Thaxton. 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. Here’s why: As far as bird ID guides go, this one is still very American, despite possibly "belonging to England tradition", which means quite poor. Available. There was a problem loading your book clubs. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. . . To most birders, having been brought up on a diet of the standard fieldguides of Peterson, Heinzel/Fitter/Parslow, the Shell guide, Sibley, the Collins guide and, of course, the mighty "Large" Jonsson, the first reaction on opening this new field guide to the birds of eastern North America may be something along the lines of "woah!" It's expensive and well worth it. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? By Richard Crossley. Unable to add item to List. 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. WBU Gift Cards Balance Check. Initially, the sight of lots of the same species crammed into a small page looks rather odd. 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. 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. I give The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds 5 Goldfinches out of 5. Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2018. WBU Gift Cards Balance Check. —Greg Gillson, Pacific NW Birder "Eye candy! Welcome back. 529 pages, thousands of photographs. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Living Bird Autumn 2011—Table of Contents; Living Bird Magazine—Latest Issue ; Living Bird Magazine Archives; Related Stories. Book Review: The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, by Richard Crossley Reviewed by Stephen J. Bodio October 15, 2011. Something that you studied at home. Though, if you aren't an absolute beginner, this is a better choice than any of those. I love this book. He guides you in noting shapes, relative sizes, and usual behaviors. Daily Savings Club. Hawk owls are “rare south of border,” David Crossley declares succinctly in the “Crossley ID Guide/Eastern Birds.” I affirm his description. . I’m a fan. 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. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 23, 2012. This book changes field guide design to make you a better birder, A picture says a thousand words. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Revolutionary. Date: 16 September 2010, 13:38:16: Source: Richard Crossley: Author: Richard Crossley: Licensing. I heartily recommend this novel book." For birders and identification of wild birds. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds.Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species. “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.”—Alan Tilmouth “ The Crossley ID Guide , published by Princeton University Press, is an awesome, major achievement, a stunning contribution to ornithological field identification.” —John Thaxton Customer reviews (1) Write a review; Average rating. This Bird ID Guide is different from any other one I've seen in a couple significant ways. The Crossley ID Guide to Eastern Birds. Birders loved it or hated it or were just confused. I think it's a brilliant, innovative idea and everyone should get a copy.". Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs Please try your request again later. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. Job well done. 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. 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. Please try again. You see scoters flying over the ocean at 200 yards most often--not so close you can. By: Richard Crossley. But I would buy it for teaching those beginners and introducing them to identification at places like Bosque del Apache. I don't know of any other guide that does that and certainly not one that combines the beautiful photography with thorough species descriptions. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. 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. —Gene Wilhelm, Pennsylvania Birds "The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds has an innovative approach to bird identification that uses thousands of photos of birds in typical habitats and behaviors to immerse birders in the avian world, and even casual birders can quickly become lost in this richly visual book. You see scoters flying over the ocean at 200 yards most often--not so close you can examine every feather! I personally prefer drawings by a biologist to photos to drawings by an artist. We’d love your help. This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes birding by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Crossley-style plates are perfect for beginners, kids, and intermediates. The goal is to discern birds' gender, age, and feather patterns. "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." Each scene provides a wealth of detailed visual information that invites and rewards careful study, but the most important identification features can be grasped instantly by anyone.By making identification easier, more accurate, and more fun than ever before, The Crossley ID Guide will completely redefine how its users look at birds. . 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. Experienced birders use the most easily observed and consistent characteristics—size, shape, behavior, probability, and general color patterns. . Get this from a library! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I'd suggest that either the National Geographic guide or the Sibley would be money comparatively, Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2015. Author Richard Crossley was a guest speaker at our 2011 Wild Birds Unlimited Annual Meeting. The book uses composite photographs to show birds as they would actually be seen in the field. It should be especially useful for intermediate birders who want to move beyond puzzling. Bill Gates Picks 5 Good Books for a Lousy Year. Crossley ID Guide Eastern Birds. Picked this up from an Audubon Society website suggestion of books to read when starting birding. 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. Not a field guide you'd take into the field, but possibly the best book for visual reference I've ever seen. Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or paint illustrations, this book features large, lifelike s The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, published in 2011, revolutionized birding and books by providing the first real-life approach to ID. 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 item is available under multiple licenses. I know many people are devoted to Sibley's, but I actually bought this guide before it since I already had National Geographic's guide when I started out. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or anywhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. The Crossley guides overcomes these major problems and gives you a real feel for the birds Jizz. Princeton University Press; Flexibound edition (January 31, 2011). Visual Search | Wizard ... Legs and feet are gray. A brilliant concept in bird identification, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2015. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds - Ebook written by Richard Crossley. "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." It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. . Hawk owls are “rare south of border,” David Crossley declares succinctly in the “Crossley ID Guide/Eastern Birds.” I affirm his description. I hate photographic guides but this is different, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 24, 2012. *Prices in US$ apply to orders placed in the Americas only. Thick pages and sewn binding. Daily Savings Club. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds. If you are a birder or know someone interested in birds, this is a bird you must have for your collection. WBU Email Updates. He grew up in England where the tradition was to take a notebook and pencil with you when birding to make notes about or draw what you saw. Wow. 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. I am trying to identify my Appalachian Mountain back yard birds and this is definitely not the book! The Crossley Guide will appeal to the rank beginner, the casual observer and the dedicated enthusiast. FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Richard 141924983641 As a birder for over 40 years I have never liked photographic until now. 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. 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. --Dave Magpiong, Bird Education Network, " The Crossley ID Guide does a good job of illustrating what birds look like under field conditions. Does this book contain inappropriate content? FOR SALE! DC Public Library System. It's a fantastic book. Be the first to ask a question about The Crossley ID Guide. WBU Email Updates. It was meant to be a study guide. Please try again. Whether you are a beginner, expert, or somewhere in between, The Crossley ID Guide will vastly improve your ability to identify birds. The Crossley ID Guide (Eastern Birds) Home > NC Backyard Birds. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes birding by providing the first real-life approach to identification. Many are innovative in their choice of images, in the number of images they offer of each bird, and in their texts. Actually, a fair accounting of this innovative book’s already storied history must include many months of fervent speculation. --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." It's a fantastic book. $35.00 (Paperback). Heres why: Wow. Author Richard Crossley was a guest speaker at our 2011 Wild Birds Unlimited Annual Meeting. I love this book. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds (The Crossley ID Guides), Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. -- 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 . The last thing I thought I needed was another bird guide, having all the major ones in my collection of bird books. One would think that the market for field guides to North American birds would be dif-ficult territory to enter. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Navigate; Linked Data; Dashboard; Tools / Extras; Stats; Share . Start by marking “The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Own a Franchise. Book Description: This stunningly illustrated book from acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design by providing the first real-life approach to identification. And that, after all, is … Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species. This is a new type of bird guide. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds View larger image. 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 is a large format systematic bird identification resource with a number of unique features that make it well worth its remarkably low price. This is for browsing at home or for riding along with you in your car to natural areas. --John Thaxton "The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds … We hope you enjoy this video on how The Crossley ID Guide can help take your bird identification skill to the next level. THE CROSSLEY ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Richard Crossley (English) Paperback Boo - $86.43. 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. WBU Email Updates. Shop Online. Too big for a field guide, but excellent for having handy around the house when you see a bird you want to identify. Birds Galore Mar 9, 2012 by theotherreviewer. Mail Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species. There is still a wealth of critical information missing from this book, especially considering its formidable size. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). If a field guide can be revolutionary, then this is a perfect example. This is such a beautiful book. Crossley even taught me how to be a better birder - not just to simply be able to ID birds. The first book to simplify birding and help you understand how to bird like the best, An interactive website—www.crossleybirds.com—includes expanded captions for the plates and species updates, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The first book in the series, The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, exploded onto the birding scene in 2011. Couldn't put it down from where it arrived until I was through it. Free Download Ebook PDF The Crossley ID Guide Eastern Birds The Crossley ID Guides at here. 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