David Sibley Book Signing

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David Sibley will be speaking about and signing the brand new Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition at Garcia Street Books.


The first edition of The Sibley Guide to Birds, published in the year 2000, was the realization of a lifelong dream for David Allen Sibley, who began painting birds when he was seven years old and has continued painting them for over three decades. Sibley is now recognized as Americas leading ornithologist/illustrator.

The second edition offers a wealth of improvements and updates:

• All illustrations reproduced 15 to 20 percent larger for better detail.

• 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 field.

• More than 600 new paintings, including illustrations of 115 rare species and additional paintings of common species and regional populations.

• 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.

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.

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