Sibley s Birding Basics

Sibley s Birding Basics Author David Allen Sibley
ISBN-10 0307545970
Year 2008-12-18
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Knopf
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“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sibley s Birding Basics

Sibley s Birding Basics Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055869518
Year 2002
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher Knopf
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An introduction to birding explains how to identify various species of birds from their habitats, behaviors, characteristic feathers, and sounds and provides tips on where to look for birds.

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life Behavior

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life   Behavior Author David Allen Sibley
ISBN-10 1400043867
Year 2009
Pages 588
Language en
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
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Provides basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds, along with brief profiles of each of the eighty bird families in North America.

Sibley s Backyard Birds

Sibley s Backyard Birds Author David Allen Sibley
ISBN-10 0982510217
Year 2010-09
Pages
Language en
Publisher Scott & Nix Incorporated
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Featuring the top 100 bird species in eastern and western North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters include a selection of beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each bird. Both male and female birds are represented in relative scale, offering birdwatchers the opportunity to view the most common birds at a glance and giving an accurate impression of the differences in sizes. To aid in identification, birds are arranged by type?from blackbirds to woodpeckers to songbirds, and beyond. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, these essential guides can be used for easy identification of backyard birds in North America. These meticulously detailed posters make remarkable additions to any birder's reference collection.

The Sibley Guide to Birds

The Sibley Guide to Birds Author David Allen Sibley
ISBN-10 030795790X
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 598
Language en
Publisher Knopf
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Presents a new identification guide to North American birds with paintings of hundreds of species and information on bird calls, stages of growth, shapes, markings, ranges, migration routes, breeding locations, and habitats.

The Sibley Guide to Trees

The Sibley Guide to Trees Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002858608
Year 2009
Pages 426
Language en
Publisher Knopf
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Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.

Sibley s Raptors of North America

Sibley s Raptors of North America Author
ISBN-10 1935622056
Year 2010-09
Pages
Language en
Publisher Scott & Nix Incorporated
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The majestic raptors of North America are artfully displayed in this premium wall poster. Illustrated by the world's premiere bird artist, this work features illustrations of 32 species of raptors, including the black vulture, the snail kite, the ferruginous hawk, the American kestrel, and the peregrine falcon. Juveniles, adults, and regional populations of each species are shown in relative scale, both perched and in flight?to give the viewer an impression of the differences in sizes. This splendid piece of artwork makes an ideal gift for both birdwatchers interested in identifying raptors and casual observers alike.

Sibley s Ducks Geese and Swans of Eastern North America

Sibley s Ducks  Geese  and Swans of Eastern North America Author David Sibley
ISBN-10 1935380133
Year 2009-02-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Steven m Lewers & Assoc
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• Comes in shrink-wrapped package of 10 • Laminated, indestructible, beach & waterproof • Instant access to just what you need to know • Written and illustrated by local experts • Perfect for backpack, beach bag, boat, or tacklebox

Sibley s Owls of North America

Sibley s Owls of North America Author
ISBN-10 1935622080
Year 2010-10-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Scott & Nix Incorporated
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Featuring exquisite, to-scale drawings of American owls, this poster contains both male and female depictions of all 19 species native to North America, as well as information on where they can be found. Grouped by region to aid in identification, this beautiful reference exhibits the wide range of owls that inhabit the continent, from the expansive wingspan of the Great Gray Owl to the tiny Elf Owl and the Northern Pygmy-Owl. This impressive and meticulously detailed display is the perfect gift for birdwatchers and Sibley fans everywhere.

Sibley s Common Trees

Sibley s Common Trees Author
ISBN-10 1935622005
Year 2010-10
Pages
Language en
Publisher Scott & Nix Incorporated
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Featuring the most well-known 50 tree species in eastern North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters showcase beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each tree. For ease of comparison and identification, reproductions of similar tree types?from magnolia and birch to oak and ash to maple and elm?are grouped together. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, this informative poster can be used for easy identification of trees found across North America. Printed and packaged using recycled papers, this stunning poster will enhance any tree-lovers' wall.

How to Be a Better Birder

How to Be a Better Birder Author Derek Lovitch
ISBN-10 9780691144481
Year 2012-03-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Explains the best practices for bird identification including using the weather, geography, and radar.

Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America

Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America Author David Sibley
ISBN-10 0713666587
Year 2003-01-01
Pages 471
Language en
Publisher Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated
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This field guide covers the avifauna of western North America using detailed artworks, maps and text. Lighter than the original North American Bird Guide, the book is designed to be suitable for regular field use and has a fully integrated format allowing quick and easy reference.

Sibley s Backyard Birds of the Upper Midwest

Sibley s Backyard Birds of the Upper Midwest Author David Allen Sibley
ISBN-10 1935380648
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 12
Language en
Publisher Steven m Lewers & Assoc
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Written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley, America's most widely respected bird illustrator and ornithologist, this FoldingGuide offers instant access to just what backyard birdwatchers need to know. 69 land bird species are covered, including multiple illustrations, descriptive captions, size, range, and seasonal presence. The Upper Midwest region includes MIchigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

Sibley s Hummingbirds of North America

Sibley s Hummingbirds of North America Author David Allen Sibley
ISBN-10 1935380567
Year 2011-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Steven m Lewers & Assoc
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• Comes in shrink-wrapped package of 10 • Laminated, indestructible, beach & waterproof • Instant access to just what you need to know • Written and illustrated by local experts • Perfect for backpack, beach bag, boat, or tacklebox