Sibley Birds West

Sibley Birds West

Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

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COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: F rom renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the West, in a portable format that is perfect for 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.

This new and improved edition includes:

* Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.

* New and revised illustrations of species and regional forms.

* New design featuring species accounts in columns, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text.

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

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

* More species and rarities included.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2016
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780307957924
Branch Call Number: ANF 598.097 SIB 2016
Characteristics: xxv, 477 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 20 cm


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Jun 23, 2016

Sibley is the logical successor to Audubon and Peterson, writing and illustrating his guides which provide pretty much everything an amateur birder needs to identify our feathered friends. Sibley covers appearance of both adults & juveniles, their flight characteristics, range maps and a short summary of birdsong & calls because, after all, we often hear a bird before we see him. With this guide, I've identified all the birds I saw on my vacation as well as the ones hanging around my deck!

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