The Crossley ID Guide: Western Birds
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. The premier photo ID resource -the reliable place to ID, age, and sex your photos. Another stunning and revolutionary book from award-winning author and photographer Richard Crossley. Perfect for beginning and intermediate birders, this book challenges traditional field guide design by providing a real-life approach to bird ID, focusing on all aspect of how a species appears, its habitat and behavior, which Crossley perfectly illustrates for every species in the Western US.
The Crossley ID Guide: Western Birds will vastly improve your ability to identify birds in its innovative approach of how to look at birds to get to know them. Like others in the Crossley ID Guide series, Western Birds features lifelike scenes for each species.
These scenes―650 in all―are composed from more than 10,000 of the author's images showing 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. The beautiful compositions show how a bird's appearance changes with distance, and give equal emphasis to characteristics experts use to identify birds: size, shape, behavior, and patterns of color.