The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

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by David Allen Sibley
     
 

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The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 703 bird species plus regional

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The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 703 bird species plus regional populations found west of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include stunningly accurate illustrations—more than 4,600 in total—with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains new text concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Accounts also include brand-new maps created from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent.

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
is an indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative and portable guide to the birds of the West.

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Library Journal
Sibley soars to excellence yet again. Based on his previous volume, The Sibley Guide to Birds, these smaller regional editions provide the portability that birders require. All the qualities to be expected in a field guide are here: concise species description (status, habitat, behavior, and voice), comparisons with similar species, field marks, range maps, the inclusion of exotics, and a good binding (able to withstand both field and rugged armchair testing). Image reproduction is crisp, colors are distinct, shading shows well, and despite the very small size, range map colors are clear. A detailed index (which includes both common and scientific name) and a quick index with family-level common names (e.g., owl, sparrow, and gull) provide additional access. Sibley has accomplished the difficult task of condensing his previous guide to practical field size. Consider these essential purchases for all collections. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 12/02.]-Nancy Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780679451211
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/29/2003
Edition description:
First
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
90,492
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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