The Crossley ID Guide: Western Birds-the guide for beginning and intermediate birders. A 'workbook-style' book-designed to make you a better birder. Reality Birding-the only guide with lifelike scenes showing birds, habitat, behavior, and how they are all connected. A picture says a thousand words, and practice makes perfect-repetition in a lifelike environment is the key to learning. Painting in pixels-650 beautiful scenes using over 10,000 of the author's images, showing birds from every angle, near to far. The premiere photo ID resource-the reliable place to ID, age and sex your photos.
The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, published in 2011, revolutionized birding and books by providing the first real-life approach to ID. The Crossley ID Guide: Western Birds, the fifth of these user-friendly guides, is for beginners, intermediate birdwatchers, or those that want a better understanding of their surrounding environment.
Unlike other guides, which provide isolated individual photographs or paintings, this book features large, lifelike scenes that are ‘painted in pixels.’ Nearly 500 pages of plates show western birds in a wide range of views – near and far, from different angles, in various plumages and behaviors, including flight, and in the habitat in which they live. These beautiful compositions show how a bird’s appearance changes with distance, and give equal emphasis to characteristics experts use to identify birds: size, structure and shape, behavior, probability, and color. These guides are the first books to convey all of these features visually – in a single image – and to reinforce them with accurate text. Each scene provides a wealth of detailed visual information that invites and rewards careful study.
By making identification easier, more accurate, and more fun than ever before, The Crossley ID Guides redefine how readers look at nature. Essential for anyone interested in looking at birds, it also promises to make new birders of many people who have been frustrated using traditional guides.