Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds


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Acclaimed birder and photographer Richard Crossley revolutionizes field guide design with his real-life approach to identification, which he calls reality birding. Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or illustrations, this is the first book to feature large, lifelike scenes for each species.

These scenes are composed from more than 10,000 of the author's images showing birds in a wide range of views. Each scene shows birds near and far, from different angles, in various plumages and behaviors, including flight. Each is set in the habitat in which the birds live.

The reader can instantly grasp how the bird's appearance changes with distance, and see the characteristics experts use to identify birds: size, structure and shape, behavior, probability, and color.

Crossley aims to make you a better birder. This award-winning guide is perfect for sharpening your skills before you go into the field.