The Sibley Guide to Birds
From David Sibley, renowned artist and birder and heir to the mantle of Roger Tory Peterson, comes this landmark addition to Knopf’s National Audubon Society publishing program: a field identification guide to North American birds containing his superbly lucid and comprehensive text and more than 6,500 of his paintings: beautiful, richly detailed, and brilliantly reproduced in full color.
Sibley depicts and annotates 810 species and 350 regional populations, showing their stages, forms, shapes, colors, and markings. He describes each species’ calls and provides a full-color range map showing each species’ migration routes as well as its summer, winter, and breeding locations.
The entire birding world, from expert ornithologists to backyard enthusiasts, has been waiting for David Sibley’s work to be made available in a field-usable form. This guide is certain to quickly become and long remain the definitive and indispensable reference tool for the identification and understanding of North American birds.
546 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 5/8 inches, flexibound. Full-color illustrations, maps.