Wild Birds Unlimited & Mardona Marsh are proud to host:

An Evening with Richard Crossley

August 22 - 6:30pm - Madrona Marsh Nature Center


While working on The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl, Richard decided he needed to drive to the Arctic Ocean, northern Alaska – from his home in Cape May, NJ. Told in a thick Yorkshire accent, with a sense of humor, and a disdain for PC, Richard will talk about his 16,000 mile adventure. Living out of his truck, Richard chats about the incredible places he travelled and the inspiring people he met who changed his thoughts.

Social hour 6:30 - 7:30 / Presentation 7:30 - 8:30 / Book signing 8:30 - 10

Reservation required as seating is limited: call 310.543.2473.

$5 per person cash at the door (proceeds go to South Bay Wildlife Rehab & Friends of Madrona Marsh).

Copies of Crossley's Waterfowl Guide, Eastern Guide, Raptor Guide & Shorebird Guide will be available for purchase.

Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and award-winning author of ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series. A Yorkshireman, he also lived in Japan, and travelled the world before settling down in his beloved Cape May, NJ.

After one of his frequent mid-life crises at the turn of the millennium, Richard decided it was time to spend less time obsessively birding and to focus on paying back. Sometimes called crazy (his badge of honor), wildly passionate, and driven, Richard has made concerted forays into youth birding, television, books, and other areas where he feels there is a need for American birding and conservation to improve.

Richard’s latest book, The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl, continues to push boundaries. It is self-published and encourages all outdoor conservation groups to see each other as one.

Richard also co-founded the global birding initiative Pledge to Fledge, Race4Birds and The Cape May Young Birders Club. He served on the board of directors at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. He has contributed to most major birding publications, is frequently heard on radio, and is a sought-after public speaker.

*Richard at work