The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America Flexibound – Apr 29 2003
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From Library Journal
Not just spin-offs from the famed Sibley Guide to Birds, these field guides are specifically designed to tote along on outings. The maps are new.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
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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Overall, an excellently organised guide book, standard "field guide" size, without the feeling of there being a loss of information. We have the big book here too (for all of NA) and it seems to contain the same information so bigger isn't neccessarily better! I recommend the two regional guides instead: less birds to decipher between and easier to carry with you in the field!
In addition, I still think Peterson's paintings are the best in presenting the birds in a manner closest to how they look in the field. Sibley's paintings are a bit stark compared to the real thing. On a recent trip to Madera Canyon, I noted this when looking, in particular, at a Lazuli Bunting, and a Rufous-Winged Sparrow.
Sibley's new guide is very good, but I still keep "Roger" in the fanny pack, and Sibley back in the car as reference.
I especially liked the multiple views of each species, and the views of immature and sub adult birds.
As far as I can tell, all the information, such as the range maps,as presented, is based on the best information available and is current.
I have several bird identification books and I use this one more then all the others combined.
One little thing that I would have appreciated is getting birds dimensions in centimeters as well as in inches. Birds weight is already in ounces and grams.
I'm hoping that one day, we'll get the whole North American version in one book and in that format.
Most recent customer reviews
Love it - but some bird graphics are missing and you need to buy a more complete for in home use.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Incredibly useful bird guide, although sometimes I wish the summary pages, with groups of birds contained pictures of both male and female plumage, though that is contained on the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great Guide so far. Price was right and from all the previous reviews and what I've read so far I think it was a great buy!Published 9 months ago by A. Osmond
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