Bird Watcher’s Digest heralds the vanguard of a new wave of bird books

John Riutta, of the Well-Read Naturalist blog, has written a terrific article about the history and future of bird book publishing. We are proud to see many of our recent bird guides mentioned in the article at Bird Watcher’s Digest: http://www.birdwatchersdigest-digital.com/birdwatchersdigest/20110910?folio=52.

I know there will always be debates about digital vs. painted, but it does seem as though technology has finally caught up with imagination. All three of the PUP books featured use digital photographs to present birds in realistic poses and activities. To borrow a very early Crossley tag line, PUP seems to be inaugurating a new wave of reality birding (or at least reality birding books!).

Check out The Crossley ID Guide, Hawks at a Distance, and Birds of Eastern (or Western depending on your area of interest) North America.