The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America
Knopf, 2003 - Nature - 471 pages
The Sibley Guide to Birds has quickly become the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides, covering more than 810 North American birds in amazing detail. Now comes a new portable guide from David Sibley that every birder will want to carry into the field. Compact and comprehensive, this new guide features 703 bird species plus regional populations found west of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include stunningly accurate illustrations—more than 4,600 in total—with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains new text concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Accounts also include brand-new maps created from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America is an indispensable resource for all birders seeking an authoritative and portable guide to the birds of the West.
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Having recently moved to a rural mountain area Im delighted to learn more about the creatures that visit our garden deck. Identificationis a bit easier using these line drawings Read full review
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I have used several field guides for birds and have found this one to be the most detailed and with the best illustrations. If someone wanted a recommendation on a bird field guide this would be the one. Read full review
Introduction 29 Grebes
Molt and Plumage 13 64 Swans and Geese
Parts of a Duck
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