Friday, March 29, 2013

Birdscapes Contest: Crossley ID Raptor Guide Giveaway

For me, birding is as much about enjoying the birdscapes as it is about seeing the birds themselves.

One of the things I love about the new Crossley ID Raptor Guide are the amazing birdscape shots.  I would buy this book just for the amazing birdscapes shown in the plates.  Every time I pick it up, I just sit there gazing at these amazing scenes.  And as I look at them, I can't help but enjoy trying to figure out where these shots were actually taken.  Some I recognize, some I can guess at.

So I thought I would share the joy.  Here are seven birdscapes from the guide.  Whoever can most accurately guess where these shots were taken will win a new copy of the Crossley ID Raptor Guide.  Just email me your guesses, with as much detail as possible (more fine print at the bottom of this post) to Birdchaser AT hotmail DOT com by the end of Thursday, April 4.

Enjoy and good luck!

Birdscape #1
Birdscape #2
Birdscape #3
Birdscape #4
Birdscape #5
Birdscape #6

Birdscape #7
Small Print: This is supposed to be fun, so I don't want to have to say too much here.  This is kind of like Andrew Sullivan's View From Your Window Contest.  Email me the location of each of these shots.  Do not post answers in the comments here, so we can all play!  Whoever gets the most locations correct wins.  If you don't know an exact location, proximity counts.  If there is a tie, details about exactly where the shot was taken from will be considered.  If I still have to break a tie, I will pick the names out of a hat.  Email answers to birdchaser AT hotmail DOT com by midnight at the end of Thursday, April 4 EDT.  Correct answers and contest winner will be announced on Friday, April 5.  Have fun and good luck!

April 6 Update: Winner and correct locations are now posted here.


  1. I just rec'd my copy today, and am so impressed!! Raptors are my nemesis bird, so I
    am hoping this book will end the struggle!!

  2. I love the photos. Wish I could ID the locations. Guess I really need that book. :)

  3. Well, I'm pretty sure about 4 of the locations, so I think I'm off to a pretty good start.

  4. Right now 4 locations could still win it, so get those submissions in :-)

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