The Crossley ID Guide series is one of the most innovative and exciting contributions to bird books in recent memory. When the Eastern Birds book was launched in spring 2011, it quickly rose to prominence and became a must-have item on any serious birder’s shelf. With the release of volume 2 in the series — The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors — almost upon us, Princeton University Press is celebrating by giving away two extended samplers. They are in a PDF format, so you can download them to any internet-enabled device — computers, tablets, phones. Simply right click on the links below and choose “Save as…” These files are clickable, emailable, shareable. They are the perfect introduction to The Crossley ID Guide series and are in and of themselves useful tools for any bird watcher.
Download the Crossley ID Guide — Eastern Birds SAMPLER
Includes plates for the top 25 visitors to garden feeders in the Northeast, according to data from eBird/Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This file is particularly useful for teachers and students exploring birds in the backyard or for anyone curious about their most common backyard friends.
Download the Crossley ID Guide — Raptors SAMPLER
Includes over a dozen panoramic vistas of raptors — samples of the double page spread images from the book, due to be released April 7, 2013.