National Audubon Society: The Sibley Guide to Birds


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Written & Illustrated By: David Allen Sibley

The Sibley Guide to Birds provides a wealth of new information:

-Captioned illustrations show many previously unpublished field marks and revisions of known marks

-Nearly every species is shown in flight

-Measurements include length, wingspan, and weight for every species

-Subspecies and geographic variants are covered thoroughly

-Complete voice descriptions are included for every species

-Maps show the complete distribution of every species: summer and winter ranges, migration routes, and rare occurrences

Both novice and experienced birders will appreciate these and other innovative features:

-An introductory page for each family or group of related families makes comparisons simple

-Clear and concise labels with pointers identify field marks directly

-Birds are illustrated in similar poses to make comparisons between species quick and easy

-Illustrations emphasize the way birds look in the field