The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America: Second Edition

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America: Second Edition

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by David Sibley
     
 

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Now completely revised and updated—the indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative guide to the birds of the West in a portable format they will want to carry into the field.  

Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 715 bird species, plus regional populations, found west of the Rocky

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Flexibound

Now completely revised and updated—the indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative guide to the birds of the West in a portable format they will want to carry into the field.  

Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 715 bird species, plus regional populations, found west of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations—more than 5,046 in total—with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 652 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.

NEW AND IMPROVED:

   •   Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages (drawn from the second edition of The Sibley Guide to Birds and tailored for the specific region).

   •   All illustrations, including new and revised illustrations of species and regional forms, are taken from the rescanned and meticulously color-corrected second printing of the second edition of the Sibley Guide.

   •   New design reflects the layout of The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition. All species accounts are now presented in columns, rather than stacked, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text for each species.

   •   Current taxonomic order and up-to-date common names.

   •   All maps revised to reflect the most current range information.

   •   More species and rarities included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307957924
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/29/2016
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
37,080
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

DAVID ALLEN SIBLEY is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. He has contributed art and articles to Smithsonian, Science, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching, and North American Birds, and wrote and illustrated a syndicated column for The New York Times. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Birding Association and the Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Truth_B_Told More than 1 year ago
Beautifully illustrated. Easier to use than Peterson - each page has only two or three species on it, lending it a less cluttered quality, and each species is accompanies by a map of where and when it can be found, which is more convenient than other guies which tend to have several pages of tiny maps in the back, as an appendix, out of context. This is, simply put, the best guide available. Sure to make a lifetime birder out of almost anyone who loves nature.
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capriccio More than 1 year ago
Sibley's is the one bird guide that is with me all the time. I usually carry something with photographs as well, but the additional book varies upon area where my Sibley's is with me every time. It is the most useful and accurate field guide I have and I particularly like the way is shows the bird in flight as well as perched. I can't imagine birding without it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful guide! I've used this for a few years and just love it. The drawings are simply lovely and make it easy to identify the bird. The only downside is that the binding is not very durable and does not work well for a field guide. Other than that, it is one of the best bird guides on the market.