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This field guide uses multiple
styles, hybridizing Crossley-style images (but photos, not
illustrations) of bird species in
natural settings, with traditional
field-guide text and range maps.
Traditional plates comparing,
for example, falcons in flight,
allow side-by-side comparisons.
For the most part, it describes
one species per page, including
various plumages, against habitat
backgrounds, making every page
much more colorful than a traditional field guide.
Bird! An Exploration
Brian M. Wargo, BMW
Endeavors, 2016, 184 pages, 6 x 9
In personal communication
at the Allegheny Front Hawk
Watch site in south-central
Pennsylvania (where the author
is president and an official counter), Wargo said that a story