Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

A Day with Richard Crossley

December 4, 2022


Wild Birds Unlimited of Pleasant Hill is pleased to present, A Day with Richard Crossley on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Please join us at the store for either a “Learning to Look – A Field Exercise” and/or the “Past, Present and Future” talk and book signing. Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and award-winning author of “The Crossley ID Guide” series.

THESE ARE FREE EVENTS BUT RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please email the store at  to RSVP for the following events:

Learning to Look – A Field Exercise

@ Wild Birds Unlimited
692 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Program times:
8:00am – 10:00am
10:30am – 12:00pm

Program Description: You will enjoy an intimate setting connecting with nature. You will learn to look like the experts do with Richard. This program focuses on how to understand and interpret what you are seeing, observe interesting behaviors and discover identification tricks of the birding trade!

Past, Present and Future

@ Wild Birds Unlimited
692 Contra Costa Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Program time:
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Program Description: Tales of lessons learned while growing up in the wild British birding scene, from travels around the world, to living in Japan and settling down in his birding utopia, Cape May, NJ. It will be a fast-paced story told in a Yorkshire brogue, through a camera lens that loves color and art, but with a strong point of view.

With humor and depth Richard will also highlight the thoughts behind the revolutionary ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series to self-publishing his latest guide on Western Birds. He also talks about the positive impact of birds on people through Ornitherapy: For your Mind, Body and Soul (co-authored with Holy Merker, Sophie Crossley).

Come and listen to Richard’s optimistic outlook for birding, lifestyles and conservation. It’s sure to change the way you think!

Richard will have all of his books available for sale during the programs.


Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and award-
winning author of ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series. Born in Yorkshire, he also lived in
Japan, and birded worldwide before settling down in the USA.

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 it forward.
Sometimes called crazy (his badge of honor), wildly passionate, and driven, Richard’s
focus is youth birding, and connecting people to a fuller appreciation and understanding
of nature.

Richard’s recently published books The Crossley ID Guide: Western Birds, The
Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl, and Ornitherapy April 2021. These books continue to
connect us all to nature with a stronger appreciation and understanding of our
surroundings, including their many health benefits. Self-published, these new guides
encourages all outdoor conservation groups to view 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.


December 4, 2022
Event Category:


Wild Birds Unlimited
(925) 798-0303


Wild Birds Unlimited, Pleasant Hill
692 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 United States
+ Google Map
(925) 798-0303