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The Sibley Guide to Birds (2000)

by David Allen Sibley

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"A completely revised edition of Sibley's landmark guide, with more than 600 new paintings and 111 rare species added, new information on habitat and behavior, and more tips on finding species in the field"--Cover.
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    National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Jon L. Dunn (chrisharpe)
    chrisharpe: These two are, by popular concensus, the two top guides to the region's birds.
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    Saving Endangered Birds by Thane Maynard (sietsmareadinglist)

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Sibleyy's is the standard that other books on birds is judged on. Comprehensive volume on all things birds. Highly recommend it for all bird watching enthusiasts. ( )
  njtrout | Feb 13, 2023 |
Bought whilst on line to hear Eilen Jewell. ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
Such a great guide to birds! My father is a teacher of biology and ornithology (and is often referred to as 'the bird man'). As an expert on birds and the birding world, he has a handful of books that are his 'go-to' books for birding information, and Sibley is always a go-to. ( )
  justagirlwithabook | Jun 2, 2018 |
Short Book Reviews for CML by Jan Erik Pierson

Sibley, David Allen. The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred A. Knopf. New York, 2000.

Birdwatching at its best is a fantastic, close view of a wild bird, revealing the full beauty of the creature before you and allowing you to observe well not only its plumage and shape but also its behavior and habits. As such, this popular pursuit is an evolving study of detail, as the novice accumulates knowledge through experience and repetition. David Sibley’s magnificent guide is the single best reference to support such an avocation. Larger than a standard field guide and thus likely to be left in the car on field trips, it is an aesthetic delight…armchair birding at its best. The 810 species and 350 regional forms covered in this book are beautifully illustrated in flight, at rest, from above and below, and at various ages, and the same-page text, range maps, and annotations add a wealth of information that make leafing through this guide just plain fun, let alone highly informative, and a must for every nature aficionado’s bookshelves.
  cornerstones | Mar 16, 2018 |
I usually take it with me for a day of birding as back up, its not very hand size though, so it usually stays in the bag. Only comes out when I have a seat. ( )
  LGandT | Feb 7, 2018 |
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This book covers the identification of 810 species (plus 350 regional forms) found in the continent of North America north of Mexico, including the United States and Canada and adjacent islands, but excluding Hawaii, Bermuda, and Greenland.
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"A completely revised edition of Sibley's landmark guide, with more than 600 new paintings and 111 rare species added, new information on habitat and behavior, and more tips on finding species in the field"--Cover.

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