The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

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Knopf, 2003 - Nature - 471 pages
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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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User Review  - Jane E - Target

This field guide is easy to use and easy to carry. Drawings of birds, not pictures, maps referenced and shown in back. Recommended for any birder on the west coast of NA Read full review

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User Review  - dabba -

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


Introduction 29 Grebes
Molt and Plumage 13 64 Swans and Geese
Parts of a Duck

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David Allen Sibley is the author and illustrator of a series of highly acclaimed books about birds and birding. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award presented by the American Birding Association for a lifetime of achievement. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.

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