What are you doing this Friday evening? Before you start plotting out your weekend birding strategy, consider joining Richard Crossley and Brian Sullivan for Raptor ID Happy Hour, a conversation about North American raptors, at 6pm tonight, March 22nd. Crossley and Sullivan are the co-authors of The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors, published this week by Princeton University Press. You may remember Mike’s post What is a Black Hawk? that kicked off the Raptor Blog Tour celebrating the book’s publication. Well, Princeton University Press has also been offering an ultimate Sweepstakes prize (enter NOW!), and this live happy hour web event.

We are promised that Richard and Brian will share their raptor identification and photography secrets and discuss the design, layout and purpose of their latest photographic guide. So, bring your own spirits, emotional and liquid, and be a part of this unique web event!

Written by Donna
Having been attached to books all her life, Donna Lynn Schulman is thrilled to be engaged in a passion that requires fealty to an information artifact called a “field guide.” A former labor educator and labor relations library director at two large universities, Donna also reviewed books for Library Journal for 15 years (totaling over 100 titles), and has contributed articles on to academic journals and monographs. She wrote her first birding book review for the Queens County Bird Club’s News & Notes, which she formerly edited, and also reviews books for Birding magazine. Donna discusses birding books with Nate Swick and other members of the Birding Book Club on the American Birding Association Podcast several times a year, including the popular Best Birding Books of The Year. When she is not birding in Queens or working on her nature photography, Donna travels to Los Angeles, where she attempts to turn her granddaughter into a birder.