Richard Crossley Archive

The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Richard Crossley is a remarkable bird guide indeed. This is the first time I have used a Crossley Guide and it is just simply wonderful in its design. It is unique in its approach to helping people identify birds, no matter what level of birder you are from beginner to expert, you will find this guide useful. While most bird field guides use the majority of space to give information detailing the specific physical traits of each bird, they often have one or two photographs of each bird. They rely heavily on detailed physical description for identification. This is good but it is not always easy to correctly identify birds this way, particularly when you are just learning to [&hellip

Read More...

CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD CROSSLEY and SNEAK PEEK OF THE CROSSLEY ID GUIDE: EASTERN BIRDS We invite you to join a stunning online visual conversation with acclaimed photographer and birder Richard Crossley. He’ll share a sneak preview of his new book, The Crossley ID Guide:  Eastern Birds, published by Princeton University Press.  The book is already getting rave reviews (Audubon Magazine’s Wayne Mones quips, “So what’s so different about The Crossley ID Guide? Everything.”). Richard’s vision was to take birding into the 21st-century by creating a bird guide that shows birds the way they are seen in real life. Instead of offering up the usual single ‘flat’ bird picture, he’s created engaging multi-dimensional scenes with every detail in focus to show a wide range of views [&hellip

Read More...