Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds

     Today, I got in an advance copy of the above book and I thought  I would share some early thoughts. First of all its binding is similar to the Sibley 2000 guide except larger. Each photo plate is layered with birds up close and in the distance giving depth to the plates. They remind me of museum dioramas. The text is brief like the Sibley guide. According to the PR sheets supplied to me, the author will be putting additional info at his website once the book is officially launched in March 2011. A WESTERN edition is in the works!

1 comment:

  1. The plates are like dioramas. You can look around, spend some time working out what each bird is doing, whether the plumage is winter or breeding. I really like the new approach and I'll use it alongside other guides that focus on field marks. I wrote more about it in my blog Gardening with Binoculars.