ABOUT ME - My name is Amy and I'm a birder living in central Florida. On this blog I post book and birding product reviews as well as birder gift ideas and announcements related to my birder gift shop on this site. I also have a personal birding blog called Powered By Birds.

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February 2011 Giveaway: The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds

Posted on February 24th, 2011 in Contest

On Tuesday, I posted a 5/5 review of Richard Crossley’s revolutionary new guide The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds. Today I’m very excited to announce that this new book is my February blog giveaway!

This is my second giveaway and I’ve decided to keep it simple once again. The contest is open to everyone (global). If you’d like to enter the drawing to win a review copy of The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds, just leave a comment on this post before 11:59pm EST on Thursday, March 3rd. A random entry will be chosen sometime on Friday, March 4th.

Feb 24, 2011
7:11 pm
#1 Alison Beringer wrote:

Can’t wait to see this book!

Feb 24, 2011
8:41 pm
#2 Cynthia Amoruso wrote:

I saw this book pre-release at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival and it was beautiful. Interesting concept, I really like it. I’d give it a good home.

Feb 25, 2011
5:04 pm
#3 Caitlin Coberly wrote:

You can never own to many bird books!

Feb 25, 2011
5:57 pm
#4 Alton Higgins wrote:

Oh, yeah. Count me in.

Feb 25, 2011
5:58 pm
#5 Amanda wrote:

I could really use this. 🙂

Feb 25, 2011
7:51 pm
#6 Jeanette Wargo wrote:


Feb 26, 2011
6:15 pm
#7 Hap Huber wrote:

OK! I’m all in. Come to Minnesota Mr. Crossley.

Feb 27, 2011
1:30 am
#8 Laney wrote:

Would love to win this:-)

Feb 27, 2011
10:18 am
#9 Andy wrote:

Although I already own this book, I’d thought I would comment anyway to let you know I stopped by. If picked, please choose another 😉

Mar 1, 2011
1:59 pm
#10 Amy wrote:

@Hap: Crossley (the man) will be in Minneapolis next week:
@Andy: Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

Mar 1, 2011
4:04 pm
#11 Chris W wrote:

Cool. I’m in!

Mar 1, 2011
9:33 pm
#12 Wendy R wrote:

I peeked at a copy at the bookstore the other day and man, this is a pretty neat book. 🙂

Thanks for running this contest!

Mar 2, 2011
2:11 am
#13 Aluajala wrote:

Would love to win this too 🙂

Mar 3, 2011
10:58 am
#14 Nicholas Tangen wrote:

Richard Crossley will be speaking at the Minneapolis chapter audubon meeting. It would be nice to have this field guide for him to sign…

Mar 3, 2011
1:01 pm

I think the book looks great
Books & birds are both on my plate
Though we hope to see birds
(we’re all kind of nerds)
One could always just use it for weight.

Mar 3, 2011
3:35 pm
#16 Tom Auer wrote:

As someone who is addicted to visual analysis, this guide is a must-have.

Mar 4, 2011
4:28 pm
#17 Kevin Purcell wrote:

If you haven’t read it yet the introduction for the book is up on the Princeton University Press site. It explains Crossley’s teaching and birding philosophy very clearly and connects it directly to birding styles in the UK in the 1970s and 1980s) (i.e. no field guides in the field; describe what you see in the field then look it up when you get home).

You can read more about these ideas in Mark Cocker’s “Birders: tales of a tribe”. Another interesting and enlightening read.

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