Dimensions: 624 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in
Published: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 030795790X
ISBN - 13: 9780307957900
From the Publisher
"Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds."-Guy
The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds in 2000
quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and
illustrator of the nation's supreme and most comprehensive guide to
birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert,
The Sibley Guide became the standard by which natural
history guides are measured. The highly anticipated second edition
builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively
expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare
species, and a new, elegant design.
The second edition of this handsome, flexibound volume offers a
wealth of improvements and updates:
• All illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for
• Includes nearly 7,000 paintings digitally remastered from
original art for enhanced print quality.
• Expanded text includes habitat information and voice
description for every species and more tips on finding birds in the
• More than 600 new paintings, including illustrations of 115 rare
species and additional paintings of common species and regional
• More than 700 updated maps of ranges, showing winter, summer,
year-round, migration, and rare ranges.
• 85 bird family pages now cross-referenced to species
• Revised taxonomic order and most current common names for every
The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition, brings the
genius of David Allen Sibley to the world once again in a
thoroughly updated and expanded volume that every birder must own.
About the Author
Artist, writer, and naturalist David Allen Sibley is the author and
illustrator of a series of successful guides to nature, including
the New York Times best-seller The Sibley Guide to
Birds. He has traveled extensively throughout North America
and abroad as a birding tour leader and lecturer. Sibley has
contributed art and articles to Smithsonian, Science, The
Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, and North American
Birds, and he wrote and illustrated a syndicated column for
The New York Times. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory
Peterson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Birding
Association and the Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal.
He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.