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Sibley, David 1961-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 13,795 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Reference works  Poetry  Pictorial works  Nature films  Environmental films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Handbooks and manuals  Identification guides 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: QL681, 598.097
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Most widely held works about David Sibley
 
Most widely held works by David Sibley
The Sibley guide to birds by David Sibley( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 3,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From David Sibley, the renowned artist & birder, heir to the mantle of Roger Tory Peterson, comes this landmark addition to Knopf's National Audubon Society publishing program: a field identification guide to North American birds containing his superbly lucid & comprehensive text & more than 6,500 of his paintings--beautiful, richly detailed, brilliantly reproduced in full color. Sibley depicts & annotates 810 species & 350 regional populations, showing their stages, forms, shapes, colors, & markings. He describes each species' calls, & provides a full-color range map showing each species' migration routes & its summer, winter, & breeding locations. The entire birding world, from expert ornithologists to backyard enthusiasts, has been waiting for David Sibley's work to be made available in a field-usable form. This guide is certain to quickly become & long remain the definitive & indispensable reference tool for the identification & understanding of North American birds. David Allen Sibley, America's most gifted contemporary painter of birds, is the author and illustrator of this comprehensive guide. His beautifully detailed illustrations, more than 6,600 in all, and descriptions of 810 species and 350 regional populations will enrich every birder's experience. The Sibley Guide's innovative design makes it entirely user friendly. The illustrations are arranged to facilitate comparison, yet still capture the unique character of each species. The Sibley Guide to Birds provides a wealth of new information: Captioned illustrations show many previously unpublished field marks and revisions of known marks. Nearly every species is shown in flight. Measurements include length, wingspan, and weight for every species. Subspecies and geographic varients are covered thoroughly. Complete voice descriptions are included for every species. Maps show the complete distribution of every species: Summer and winter ranges, migration routes, and rare occurrences. Both novice and experienced birders will appreciate these and other innovative features: An introductory page for each family or group of related families makes comparisons simple. Clear and concise labels with pointers identify field marks directly. Birds are illustrated in similar poses to make comparisons between species quick and easy. Illustrations emphasize the way birds look in the field With The Sibley Guide to Birds, the National Audubon Society makes the art and expertise of David Sibley available to the world in a comprehensive, handsome, easy-to-use volume that will be the indispensable identification guide every birder must own
The Sibley guide to bird life & behavior by David Sibley( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, the book combines more than 795 full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists. Introductory essays outline the principles of avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, and flight dynamics. The 80 family-by-family chapters describe the range of behavior dictated by birds' biology and environment. Among the subjects covered and illustrated are: molts and plumages, habitats, food and foraging, vocalizations and displays, courtship and breeding, rearing of young, migration and movements, scientific groupings, accidental species, introduced species, anatomy, nests and eggs, flight patterns, and conservation
Sibley's birding basics by David Sibley( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations that can change the appearance of a bird overnight
The Sibley guide to trees by David Sibley( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book covers the identification of 668 native and commonly cultivated trees found in the temperate areas of North America north of Mexico. This includes most of the continental United States and Canada, an area corresponding to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant hardiness zones 1-8"--Introduction, p. ix
The Sibley field guide to birds of eastern North America by David Sibley( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 650 species of birds from east of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views
The Sibley field guide to birds of western North America by David Sibley( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 703 bird species plus regional populations found west of the Rocky Mountains. Accounts include more than 4,600 illustrations with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains new text concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Accounts also include maps created from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent
Hawks in flight : the flight identification of North American migrant raptors by Pete Dunne( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A field guide to 23 species of North American birds of prey. Annotation. Subtle characteristics allow identification of 23 species of raptor
Bright wings : an illustrated anthology of poems about birds( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression. Here, in this substantial anthology, more than one hundred contemporary and classic poems are paired with close to sixty original, ornithologically precise illustrations. Part poetry collection, part field guide, part art book, Bright Wings presents verbal and visual interpretations of the natural world and reminds us of our intimate connection to the "bright wings" around us. Each in their own way, these poems and pictures honor the enchanting creatures that have been, and continue to be, longtime collaborators with the poet's and painter's art
Ghost bird( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a murky swamp full of birders, scientists and reporters, [the film] explores the limits of certainty, the seductive power of hope, and how one phantom woodpecker changed a Southern town forever. This thrilling eco-noir investigates the strange but true story of a small town in Arkansas overrun by a nation of birders all in search of the Holy Grail with wings -- the ivory-billed woodpecker." -- Container
Sibley birds west : field guide to birds of western North America by David Sibley( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide features 715 bird species, plus regional populations, found west of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include illustrations -- more than 5,046 in total -- with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 652 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges
Sibley birds East : field guide to birds of eastern North America by David Sibley( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering North American species east of the Rocky Mountains, [offering] a wealth of improvements and updates"--
Tales of a low-rent birder by Pete Dunne( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind masters : the lives of North American birds of prey by Pete Dunne( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LSL -- Lone Star Library. Includes bibliographical references
The North American bird guide by David Sibley( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition offers massively expanded and updated information, new artwork, new and rare species, and a new elegant design. There are hundreds of new paintings and all previously used art has been re-digitised following much modification by David Sibley to reflect the latest information; in addition, there are new maps throughout
Hawk watch : a guide for beginners by Pete Dunne( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sibley guide to bird life and behaviour by David Sibley( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds of Cape May by David Sibley( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field guide to the birds of western North America by David Sibley( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Audubon Society the Sibley Master guide to birds by David Sibley( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A labor of love born out of a lifetime of acute observation and passion
Sibley's birding basics by David Sibley( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations that can change the appearance of a bird overnight
 
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Alternative Names
David Allen Sibley American ornithologist and artist

David Allen Sibley Amerikaans zoöloog

Sibley, D. A. 1961-

Sibley, D. A. 1962-

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Sibley, David 1962-

Sibley, David A. 1961-

Sibley, David A. 1962-

Sibley, David Allen 1961-

Languages
English (120)

French (2)

Covers
The Sibley guide to bird life & behaviorSibley's birding basicsThe Sibley guide to treesThe Sibley field guide to birds of eastern North AmericaThe Sibley field guide to birds of western North AmericaHawks in flight : the flight identification of North American migrant raptorsBright wings : an illustrated anthology of poems about birdsThe wind masters : the lives of North American birds of prey