Featuring the top 100 bird species in eastern and western North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters include a selection of beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each bird. Both male and female birds are represented in relative scale, offering birdwatchers the opportunity to view the most common birds at a glance and giving an accurate impression of the differences in sizes. To aid in identification, birds are arranged by type--from blackbirds to woodpeckers to songbirds, and beyond. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, these essential guides can be used for easy identification of backyard birds in North America. These meticulously detailed posters make remarkable additions to any birder's reference collection.
"This wonderful book is comprehensive--erudite--in fact, magnificent, a powerful book that will start a new generation of bird books and birding. It provides triple the educational content over any predecessor. The treatments are innovative and superb." --Frank Gill, director of science, National Audubon Society
"Once in a great while, a natural history book changes the way people look at the world. In 1838, John James Audubon's Birds of America was one . . . In 1934, Roger Tory Peterson produced Field Guide to the Birds . . . Now comes The Sibley Guide to Birds." -- New York Times
"An ecological testament to the majesty of birds in all their variations." --Terry Tempest Williams on David Allen Sibley's illustrations
David Allen Sibley has been watching and drawing birds since 1969 and has traveled throughout North America studying the natural world, both on his own and as a leader of bird-watching tours. He is the author of The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior, The Sibley Guide to Birds, Sibley's Birding Basics, and The Sibley Guide to Trees. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
Scott & Nix, Inc.
Pub Date: April 01, 2010
1.7" H x 23.8" L x 1.8" W