Presentation and book signing by Richard Crossley March 20th at Freeport Wild Bird Supply | Arts & Culture

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Presentation and book signing by Richard Crossley March 20th at Freeport Wild Bird Supply

We are excited to announce a book signing and presentation by Richard Crossley to promote the release of his new book The Crossley ID Guide.  The event will take place on March 20th, at 4:00pm at Freeport Wild Bird Supply (FWBS). 

This new guide to bird identification revolutionizes the field guide by using a “reality birding” approach.  All of the bird species that occur in eastern North America are represented by full page photo collages – 640 in all, using 10,000 photos.  This allows the user to see birds in a variety of plumages, exhibiting different behaviors, in their natural settings.  The photos are stunning, creating a book that is beautiful to look at as well as informative. 

Mr. Crossley is a life-long birder and photographer, having hitchhiked more than 100,000 miles in his native Britain looking for birds.  When asked why he decided to create a new field guide, he said “With advances in technology, I wanted to take on the challenge of creating the book that I’d like to have: one that is interactive, creates a response from the viewer, entertains and ultimately educates.”  He is also co-author of the very popular and successful The Shorebird Guide, which took a similar approach to bird identification.

Mr. Crossley will be at FWBS to give a presentation titled “Past, Present and Future” through which he will share photographs and humorous stories to discuss lessons learned while growing up as a birder and how he applied those to his new book.  He will follow up by signing copies of his books.  The Crossley ID Guide will be available for purchase at FWBS.  A 10% discount on the title will be offered during the event.  In addition, certified-bird-friendly, shade-grown organic coffee, and other snacks and refreshments will be served.

Freeport Wild Bird Supply is retail store, located at 541 Route One in Freeport, that specializes in products that enhance the appreciation and enjoyment of wild birds, birding, and nature.  It is a fully-independent store, locally owned and operated by Jeannette and Derek Lovitch of Pownal.  See for more information.  

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