Next week Another Bird Blog is taking part in a “Blog Tour” to celebrate the launch of the brand new bird field guide the Crossley ID Guide: Britain & Ireland. After a brief foray in October I’ll be looking next week in more detail at birds of North West England, but the blog tour is something a bit different.
The publisher Princeton University Press, has teamed up with a group of bloggers to help promote the book’s launch. What happens is that a different wildlife blogger posts a bird or birding related post every day between next Monday 04 November, through to Friday 15 November, each linking to the previous and the next entry on the tour, and using plates from the Crossley ID Guide to help illustrate the post. In essence this helps readers to find lots of great wildlife related content on a variety of different blogs and birding websites across the Internet as well as spreading the word about the new book.
You will find a full schedule for the Blog Tour over on the Princeton University Press website. You’ll see that Another Bird Blog is scheduled for the Thursday 7th November slot, so remember to mark your diary and look in then.
The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland is the latest in a series of bird guides from birder and photographer Richard Crossley and shows all of the regularly seen birds in Britain and Ireland as you’re likely to encounter them in the field. It’s described by the publishers as “the most user-friendly guide to the birds of Britain and Ireland” and is aimed at beginner and intermediate level birders. The text is written by Dominic Couzens, one of Britain’s best known nature writers who contributes regularly to both the BBC Wildlife magazine and the Bird Watching monthly mag.
And if you fancy winning a copy as part of the blog tour promotion the publisher has five signed copies to give away but you’ll have to wait for the tour to kick off on Monday to enter. Later the following week Another Bird Blog also has a spare copy to give away to a lucky blog reader.
See you soon.