Richard Crossley, Jerry Liguori & Brian
Paper flexibound | April 2013 | $29.95 / £19.95 | ISBN: 9780691157405
304 pp. | 7 1/2 x 10 | 101 color plates. 34 color maps.
I received a copy of this book in the mail from the Princeton University Press this past weekend, and I haven't been able to put it down since. Take the best of Jerry Liguori (author of Hawks from Every Angle and Hawks at a Distance), add the pioneering composite 'style' of Richard Crossley, the foremost birding knowledge of Brian L. Sullivan, and you have a Raptor ID Guide that should become the #1 reference guide for many years to come.
This new Raptor guide is L.O.A.D.E.D! In the style of the now-famous Crossley ID Guide format each of the 34 species of raptor found in North America is covered in exquisite detail, with birds shown in a variety of ages, settings, angles, distances, sizes and illumination. The descriptions provided with each plate is short, but concise, with tips for identifying juveniles from adults, and males from females (where possible) perched and in flight.
If you are at all interested in hawk watching then this book should be considered a must-have. I have so much to learn....
Thank you Princeton University Press, for a copy of this guide to review.