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Sibley's Birding Basics

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Sibley's Birding Basics

Birding Basics reviews 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 - as well as the basic concepts of bird identification and the variations that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings.

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Birding Basics reviews 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 - as well as the basic concepts of bird identification and the variations that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings.

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David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, turns his attention to the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds, unlocking the clues to their identity.

In 200 beautifully rendered illustrations and 16 essays, this scientifically precise volume distills the essence of Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. Birding Basics reviews 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 - as well as the basic concepts of bird identification and the variations that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings.

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!

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  • By David Sibley
  • Published October 2002 by Knopf
  • 168 pages
  • 5.1" x 0.5" x 8.3"
  • Weight: 8.8 oz
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  • David Allen Sibley (born 1962, in Plattsburgh, New York) is an American naturalist. The son of ornithologist Fred Sibley, he began watching and drawing birds at a very young age, and spent most of the 1980s and 90s traveling the North American continent in search of birds.