Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder and photographer and the award-winning author of "The Crossley ID Guide" series (Princeton/Crossley Books), which has been recognized for its pioneering approach to bird identification. He is also a coauthor of "The Shorebird Guide", the cofounder of the Pledge to Fledge global birding initiative, and he is working on multiple birding projects involving mixed media. Dominic Couzens is one of Britain's best-known wildlife writers. He contributes regularly to "Bird Watching" and "BBC Wildlife" magazines, and he is also a professional field-trip guide. His books include "The Secret Lives of Garden Birds", "Top 100 Birding Sites of the World", and "Extreme Birds".
"[The Crossley ID Guide series focuses] on maximising your chances of correctly identifying species by ramping up the number and variety of species images within the guide and placing these images within typical habitats... Each beautiful plate is painstakingly filled with images of hundreds of individual species in different settings or from different angles to help recreate how you might encounter it."--Kate Jones, New Scientist "This book is beyond excellent and there won't be a birder in Europe and beyond who won't be hoping to find this in their Xmas stocking!"--Bo Beolens, Fat Birder "Bright, bold, clean-looking and easy to use, it is not just an identification guide--it is a celebration of our birds and how they fit into our landscape."--Andy Stoddart "The Crossley Guide has something for everyone. I would suggest this book is an absolute must for beginners or novice birders. I can think of no better format that I have seen that caters for this audience. The species are set out in an order that immediately aids comparison between similar species and most are shown in flight and in all plumages."--Paul Freestone, Cornwall Birding "Although clearly directed at the more novice birdwatchers amongst us, I see much merit and use for this within the more experienced members of the community--well worth keeping a copy in the car and well worthy of perusal. Overall, a thoroughly recommended purchase."--Lee G R Evans, UK400ClubRareBirdAlert "Overall I think this book is superb and it should be on every birders Christmas list or even a treat for yourself as you buy presents this year. For the target audience this really is the book they?ve been waiting for and it is one every birder should recommend to a friend who is starting to get interested in birds... My book of the year."--John Hague, Drunk Birder "If you are just starting out birding you will love it and in my opinion if you have been birding for a while you will still find it very useful."--Derek Moore, Derek Bird Brain "This photographic field guide is different, and quite informative. Each species is presented as a number of small individual photographs mounted on a full-page photograph of their typical preferred habitat... Mostly targeted to beginners to use in the field, but it is detailed enough to be a useful study guide for more advanced birders, too."--Devorah Bennu, GrrlScientist at The Guardian