Archive for February, 2011

In case you haven’t noticed, The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds is getting just a little attention online. But that’s to be expected when you produce something so different and useful. I’ve posted a brief initial review, but there is still much to discuss about this work and many more possible perspectives on it. Here [...]

by S. David Scott and Casey McFarland

A useful reference and guide to that which makes a bird a bird – feathers.

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I was first introduced to Richard Crossley’s striking photographic bird plates nearly two years ago. A post on 10,000 Birds linked to Crossley’s gallery and asked if this could become North America’s best identification guide. A year later, Princeton University Press announced that they would publish The Crossley ID Guide. The sample plates were unique [...]
Want a sneek preview of The Crossley ID Guide? Or maybe the chance to ask the author a question? If so, register today for the Crossley ID Guide webinar. When February 22, 2011, 12 PM-1 PM EST February 22, 2011, 2 PM – 3 PM EST You can bet that I’ll be there!
Here are some bird book reviews from January. Shiny. Wild America Great Auk – or Greatest Auk? Flyaway: How A Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings Magnificent Frigatebird Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big [...]