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by David Allen Sibley

  • ISBN: 1400043867
  • Category: Math & Science
  • Author: David Allen Sibley
  • Subcategory: Biological Sciences
  • Other formats: lit rtf lrf azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf; Flexibind ed. edition (July 28, 2009)
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • FB2 size: 1797 kb
  • EPUB size: 1475 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 410
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David Allen Sibley began seriously watching and drawing birds in 1969, at age seven.

David Allen Sibley began seriously watching and drawing birds in 1969, at age seven. Author and illustrator of the nationally acclaimed National Audubon Society: The Sibley Guide to Birds, he lives in Concord, Massachusetts. in Ecology and Conservation Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

In this new guide Sibley takes us beyond identification, to show us how birds live and what they d.

In this new guide Sibley takes us beyond identification, to show us how birds live and what they do. Introductory essays outline the principles of avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. The 80 family-by-family chapters describe the amazing range of behavior dictated by birds’ biology and environment.

The Sibley Guide to Birds Information from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc (publisher) . Would the 2013 version be any different from the 2001 or 2009?

The Sibley Guide to Birds Information from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc (publisher) Info and sales at your local independent bookstore. Would the 2013 version be any different from the 2001 or 2009? Thanks, Pete. August 9, 2014 at 4:38 PM.

David Allen Sibley (born 22 October 1961, in Plattsburgh, New York) is an American ornithologist. He is the author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds, which rivals Roger Tory Peterson's as the most comprehensive guides for North American ornithological field identification. The son of Yale University ornithologist Fred Sibley, David Sibley began birding in childhood. Sibley got his start as a birdwatcher in Cape May Point, New Jersey in 1980, after dropping out of college.

Illustrated by David Allen Sibley, with contributing text by a host of bird authorities, this . com User, December 29, 2001. I bought THE SIBLEY GUIDE TO BIRD LIFE AND BEHAVIOR for myself for Christmas.

Illustrated by David Allen Sibley, with contributing text by a host of bird authorities, this work is the ultimate companion to Sibley's field guides. I wanted Sibley's Guide because I am an avid birdwatcher, interested in books, articles, films, etc. about birds. Thus did The New York Times, in 1999, greet David Allen Sibley’s monumental book, which has quickly been established nationwide as the peerless, standard bird identification guide. The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is the new landmark book from David Allen Sibley.

Items related to The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior. Thus did The New York Times, in 1999, greet David Allen Sibley’s monumental book, which has quickly been established nationwide as the peerless, standard bird identification guide

Items related to The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior. Home David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior. Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, the book combines more than 795 of his full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists.

David Allen Sibley is an American ornithologist. He is the author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds, which rival Roger Tory Peterson's as the most comprehensive guides for North American ornithological field identification. Life an. mage: David sibley 3184. A field guide is a book designed to help the reader identify wildlife or other objects of natural occurrence.

From the New York Times best selling author of the peerless bird identification guide The Sibley Guide to Birds, a landmark exploration of how birds live and what they do. Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior combines more than 795 of Sibley's beautiful full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists.  Introductory essays outline the principles of avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. The 80 family-by-family chapters describe the amazing range of behavior dictated by birds’ biology and environment. Among the subjects covered and illustrated are: --molts and plumages --habitats --food and foraging --vocalizations and displays --courtship and breeding --rearing of young --migration and movements --scientific groupings --introduced species --accidental species --anatomy --flight patterns --nests and eggs --conservation --global distribution Accessibly written, superbly designed and organized, and brilliantly illustrated, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is an indispensable source of information on the avian life around us.
Reviews about The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior (7):
Ustamya
A book for anyone watching birds, even a non-birder like me. Moving into a house with birds like crazy...I bought one bird feeder on Amazon. Then another, and a third. I was hooked on sitting on the sofa in the a.m. sipping tea and watching. But why do they do this and that?

Library won't help (they want their books back). So I bought my own one volume to cover all my questions, mostly.
Bulace
I have only recently gotten into birding in the last year or so. This book has been fun toward that end. The first part of the book has a lot of summary chapters written by various ornithologists on bird behavior, anatomy, and lifestyle, using plain English. There's some science in there, but that is good for any budding birder or wildlife watcher to know. The second half of the book is devoted to specific orders, phyla, and species of birds. It provides descriptors on various species with pictures, but I wouldn't let that replace a good guide like Peterson's.

This is more about the how and why birds do what they do, rather than identifying them in the field.
Anararius
Three words: get this book. Serves as the perfect companion to any field guides, not just Sibley. All kinds of valuable information on birds, their behaviors, habitats, migration patterns, taxonomy, etc etc. I know some experienced bird photographers that knew nothing of this volume, and all have purchased it. Their consensus? Same as mine. 5 solid stars.
Phenade
Get your bird nerd on with this book. If you enjoy flipping through your guidebooks soaking in the brief bird bios and find yourself wanting more, this is your next step. It can be read cover to cover or used as a reference guide.

Lots of interesting facts and figures along with helpful and beautiful illustrations.

It's a page turner.
Thetath
I like it but think it could have been better. Some species get far greater coverage than others; I don't know if that's because we know more about those species or if the publishers just decided what they thought would be most interesting to readers. Sometimes I look something up to find only minimal information. On the other hand, the entries for some species gives far more detail than any standard ID reference. Overall, I have learned from it so would still recommend it.
Direbringer
I've got several of the basic, but essential, Sibley guides, so this book appeared to me to be a good way to supplement the wide range of Sibley descriptive info with insight into how my avian friend think and act. I wasn't in the least bit disappointed!
Fountain_tenderness
I have just finished another Sibley's book and I just can't wait to start this one. His books are well written and the illustrations are very helpful. It is a must for bird lovers. When you starts one of his books, it is hard to put it down. There is so much useful information that it probably requires you to read each book at least twice.
This is an impressive work, adds many different levels of my understanding of the birds that I watch or am familiar with. Unlike an identification guide to the birds this opens a window into the natural world, now I have begun to identify with the birds rather than the other way around! A good entry level book to a vast world that exists right outside my window! Also nicely worded for easy reading

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