Sibley's Birding Basics

Sibley's Birding Basics

by David Allen Sibley
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Sibley's Birding Basics by David Allen Sibley

From the renowned author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to identifying birds in the field--an essential companion for birders of all skill and experience levels.

The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, turns his attention to the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds, unlocking the clues to their identity.

In 200 beautifully rendered illustrations and 16 essays, this scientifically precise volume distills the essence of Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. Birding Basics reviews how one can get started as a birder--the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field--as well as the basic concepts of bird identification and the variations that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. Sibley also provides critical information on the aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds.

With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307545978
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/18/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 367,553
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

David Allen Sibley, who has been observing, drawing, and painting birds since the age of seven, lives with his family in Concord, Massachusetts. H


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Sibley's Birding Basics 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it... but it seems like a better book to own. But... recomended by meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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BirdwatcherMW More than 1 year ago
Sibley's books are so head-and-shoulders above the rest of the crowd! This particular book gives thorough, complete information for both the beginning birder and more advanced hobbyists. Anyone with even a fleeting interest in our feathered friends should pick this up.
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I love Sibley's guides. However, without seeing what pictures are like in the eBook, or even knowing if there are any, I can't see any reason for purchasing this book for my Nook.