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The Sibley Guide to Birds: Second Edition

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The Sibley Guide to Birds: Second Edition

The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds, First Edition 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.

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The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds, First Edition 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.

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The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds, First Edition 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.

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  • By David Sibley
  • Published March 2014 by Knopf
  • 624 pages
  • 6.3" x 1.5" x 9.8"
  • Weight: 3 lbs
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The second edition 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
  • More than 600 new paintings, including illustrations of 115 rare species
  • 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 accounts
  • Revised taxonomic order and most current common names for every species