The Sibley Guide to Birds
First edition cover
|Author||David Allen Sibley|
|Illustrator||David Allen Sibley|
|Publisher||Alfred A. Knopf|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
The Sibley Guide to Birds is a reference work and field guide for the birds found in the North American region as defined by the American Birding Association. It is written and illustrated by ornithologist David Allen Sibley. The book provides details on 810 species of birds, with information about identification, life history, vocalizations, and geographic distribution. It contains several paintings of each species, and is critically acclaimed for including images of each bird in flight. Two regional field guides using the same material as The Sibley Guide to Birds were released in 2003, one for the western half of North American and one for the eastern half.
- E. Vernon Laux (26 September 2000). "Looking at Birds, in Meticulous Detail". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
- Anthony, Hill (2001). "National Audubon Society: The Sibley Guide to Birds". The Wilson Bulletin (Wilson Ornithological Society) 113 (2): 255–256. doi:10.1676/0043-5643(2001)113[0255:OL]2.0.CO;2.