The Sibley Guide to Birds

The Sibley Guide to Birds

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David Allen Sibley, America's most gifted contemporary painter of birds, is the author and illustrator of this comprehensive guide. His beautifully detailed illustrations-more than 6,600 in all-and descriptions of 810 species and 350 regional populations will enrich every birder's experience.

The Sibley Guide 's innovative design makes it entirely user friendly. The illustrations are arranged to facilitate comparison, yet still capture the unique character of each species.

The Sibley Guide to Birds provides a wealth of new information:
-Captioned illustrations show many previously unpublished field marks and revisions of known marks
-Nearly every species is shown in flight
-Measurements include length, wingspan, and weight for every species
-Subspecies and geographic varients are covered thoroughly
-Complete voice descriptions are included for every species
-Maps show the complete distribution of every species: summer and winter ranges, migration routes, and rare occurrences

Both novice and experienced birders will appreciate these and other innovative features:
-An introductory page for each family or group of related families makes comparisons simple
-Clear and concise labels with pointers identify field marks directly
-Birds are illustrated in similar poses to make comparisons between species quick and easy
-Illustrations emphasize the way birds look in the field

With The Sibley Guide to Birds , the National Audubon Society makes the art and expertise of David Sibley available to the world in a comprehensive, handsome, easy-to-use volume that will be the indispensable identification guide every birder must own.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, c2000.
Edition: Chanticlee Press edition
ISBN: 9780679451228
Characteristics: 544 pages :,color illustrations ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: National Audubon Society


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Dec 25, 2019

This impressively presented guide to North America's birds was both written and illustrated by renowned American artist and bird-watcher, David Sibley.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced bird-watcher - This hefty-sized volume is filled with helpful information about birds that is sure to enrich your overall experience when you are out and about among the beauty of nature.

May 19, 2019

Hello, darlings! - American artist, David Sibley is an awesome master of painting birds. Don't you agree!?

Mar 06, 2019

Beautifully illustrated by renowned American bird painter, David Sibley - This excellent book presents a comprehensive field guide to North American birds which details their many plumage and habits, describes songs and calls, and shows the complete distribution of each species.

Impressively presented by the National Audubon Society - This informative volume shows some 810 species and 350 regional populations with nuanced color illustrations. The contents of this book is carefully arranged in groups of related species to allow for easy comparison.

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