Will Russell at Birds, Books, and Beers II (Freeport, ME)

howell_rarebirdsBirds, Books, and Beers II: Will Russell, co-author of Rare Birds of North America
Monday, May 5: 6:00-8:00pm.

Join Freeport Wild Bird Supply for our second Birds, Books, and Beers Series event on Monday, May 5th in conjunction with their neighbors, the Maine Beer Company!

541 Route One
Freeport, ME 04032

Will Russell, co-author of this outstanding book, will join them for a casual evening of birds, books, and beers. The event will begin at the store at 6:00pm, with refreshments and a few hors d’oevers, and some casual conversation. Plenty of copies of Rare Birds will be available, and Will will be happy to sign them.

At 6:30, the group will take the short walk to the tasting room of The Maine Beer Company, where Mr. Russell will offer a short talk, followed by ample time for questions between sips of the fine offers of MBC. Freeport Wild Bird Supply will have copies of Rare Birds in tow, for you to purchase and for Will to sign as well.

This is another great opportunity to learn more about this fantastic book – a must-have for all serious birders – and a chance to learn about the delectable offerings of MBC. (Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks are also available for purchase).

Happy Hour with Richard Crossley and Dominic Couzens

Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland: Happy Hour with Richard Crossley and Dominic Couzens

crossley_irelandCalling all birders, young and old, experienced or beginner with an interest in British and Irish birdlife! Join Richard Crossley and Dominic Couzens, co-authors of The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland (Princeton University Press) for a happy hour chat on their new guide to Britain and Ireland (BYOB). Richard and Dominic will share stories from their own adventures along with tips on finding, identifying and photographing birds. They’ll also discuss the design, layout and purpose of The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland. No need to head out into the November cold – just settle down at your computer with a cup of tea,coffee or your favourite tipple (that’s alcoholic drink for our American audience) and join in the fun.

The event will take place on November 21st  from 7:00pm – 8:00pm (GMT), or 2:00pm – 3:00pm (EST). Watch your time zone!

To RSVP for this Shindig event, click here.

And to check out the free downloads we’re currently offering, check out the links below:
Crossley ID Guide Raptors : A sampler raptor guide in PDF format
Quick Finders from The Warbler Guide : A ‘quick finder’ designed to help you identify over 50 warblers faster with targeted color photos.

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival


The 20th annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival will include a number of events, including field trips, book signings, workshops, and a Birder’s Bazaar. Our own Scott Whittle, one of the authors of The Warbler Guide, will be in attendance to lead a warbler workshop on the 6th and 7th.

Richard Crossley at SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry

Join Richard Crossley, creator of the Crossley ID Guide series, for an evening discussion of the Past, Present, and Future of Birding. The event starts at 7 PM at The Event Center at the Gateway Building, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY.

Richard Crossley at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Richard Crossley, author of The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors, will give an evening lecture at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary on April 27. His lecture caps a day filled with activities sponsored by Pledge to Fledge, a group whose mission it is to introduce children and new birders to the joys of bird-watching. This is an excellent day to try out binoculars, learn basic bird-watching skills, and listen to experts on raptors, including an author team who tracked a bald eagle nest for a year.

For details and the full schedule of events, please visit Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s Web site: http://www.hawkmountain.org/events/pledge-to-fledge/page.aspx?id=3872

Richard Crossley at Massachusetts Audubon

Richard Crossley, author of The Crossley ID Guide Series of books, will present the keynote speech at the Massachusetts Audubon 2013 Birders Meeting on March 16. For details and to register for the event, please visit their site: http://www.massaudubon.org/Birds_and_Birding/birdersmtgschedule.php



Richard Crossley at Indiana Audubon Spring Festival 2013

Richard Crossley, author of The Crossley ID Guide series, joins a stellar lineup of speakers at this year’s Indiana Audubon Spring Festival. He will be speaking at dinner on May 4, but the festival runs from the 3 to the 5th and looks amazing.

For more information and to register, please visit the Indiana Audubon web site: http://indianaaudubon.org/Activities/SpringFestival2013/tabid/336/Default.aspx