The Sibley Guide to Trees

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 426

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Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.

The Sibley Guide to Birds

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307957900

Category: Nature

Page: 598

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Presents a new identification guide to North American birds with paintings of hundreds of species and information on bird calls, stages of growth, shapes, markings, ranges, migration routes, breeding locations, and habitats.

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9781400043866

Category: Nature

Page: 588

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Provides basic information about the biology, life cycles, and behavior of birds, along with brief profiles of each of the eighty bird families in North America.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

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The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679451211

Category: Nature

Page: 471

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A guide for bird enthusiasts specifically designed for use in the field features descriptions of 703 species of birds from west of the Rocky Mountains, and illustrations that depict species from different views.


The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780679451204

Category: Nature

Page: 431

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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.

Sibley Birds West

Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307957926

Category: Bird watching

Page: 477

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"Covering North American species of the Rocky Mountains and west, [offering] a wealth of improvements and updates"--

Sibley's Backyard Birds

Eastern North America

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9780982510209

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Featuring the top 100 bird species in eastern and western North America, these high-quality, illustrated posters include a selection of beautifully rendered paintings designed to highlight the intricate details of each bird. Both male and female birds are represented in relative scale, offering birdwatchers the opportunity to view the most common birds at a glance and giving an accurate impression of the differences in sizes. To aid in identification, birds are arranged by type?from blackbirds to woodpeckers to songbirds, and beyond. Using the foothills of the Rocky Mountains as the dividing line for east and west, these essential guides can be used for easy identification of backyard birds in North America. These meticulously detailed posters make remarkable additions to any birder's reference collection.

Sibley's Birding Basics

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307545978

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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“I wrote and illustrated this book to help every inquisitive birder, from novice to expert. Whether you can identify six birds or six hundred, you’ll be a better birder if you have a grounding in the real nuts and bolts of what birds look like, and your skills will be even sharper if you know exactly what to look for and how to record what you see.” —David Allen Sibley The Sibley Guide to Birds and The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior are both universally acclaimed as the new standard source of species information. And now David Sibley, America’s premier birder and best-known bird artist, takes a new direction; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he is concerned not so much with species as with the general characteristics that influence the appearance of all birds and thus give us the clues to their identity. To create this guide, David Sibley thought through all the skills that enable him to identify a bird in the few instants it is visible to him. Now he shares that information, integrating an explanation of the identification process with many painted and drawn images of details (such as a feather) or concepts. Birding Basics begins by reviewing how one can get started as a birder: the equipment necessary, where and when to go birding, and perhaps most important, the essential things to look for when birds appear in the field. Using many illustrations, David Sibley reviews all the basic concepts of bird identification and then describes the variations (of shape, size, and color) that can change the appearance of a bird over time or in different settings. And he issues a warning about “illusions and other pitfalls”—and advice on avoiding them. The second part of the book, also plentifully illustrated, deals with another set of clues, the major aspects of avian life that differ from species to species: feathers (color, arrangement, shape, molt), behavior and habitat, and sounds. This scientifically precise, beautifully illustrated volume distills the essence of David Sibley’s own experience and skills, providing a solid introduction to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your guide, when you learn how to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical structure, the sounds of a bird tell you—when you know the clues that show you why there’s no such thing as “just a duck”—birding will be more fun, and more meaningful. An essential addition to the Sibley shelf! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behaviour

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713662504

Category: Birds

Page: 588

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The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behaviour is a companion to the highly acclaimed North American Bird Guide, copiously illustrated with David Sibley's superb artwork.

Sibley Birds East

Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307957917

Category: Bird watching

Page: 438

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"Covering North American species east of the Rocky Mountains, [offering] a wealth of improvements and updates"--Front flap.

Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713666571

Category: Bird watching

Page: 431

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This field guide covers the avifauna of eastern North America using detailed artworks, maps and text. Lighter than the original North American Bird Guide", the book is designed to be suitable for regular field use and has a fully integrated format allowing quick and easy reference. "The ideal identification guide." Birdwatch

Sibley's Backyard Birds of the Upper Midwest

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Steven m Lewers & Assoc

ISBN: 9781935380641

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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Written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley, America's most widely respected bird illustrator and ornithologist, this FoldingGuide offers instant access to just what backyard birdwatchers need to know. 69 land bird species are covered, including multiple illustrations, descriptive captions, size, range, and seasonal presence. The Upper Midwest region includes MIchigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

Sibley's Owls of North America

Author: N.A

Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935622086

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Featuring exquisite, to-scale drawings of American owls, this poster contains both male and female depictions of all 19 species native to North America, as well as information on where they can be found. Grouped by region to aid in identification, this beautiful reference exhibits the wide range of owls that inhabit the continent, from the expansive wingspan of the Great Gray Owl to the tiny Elf Owl and the Northern Pygmy-Owl. This impressive and meticulously detailed display is the perfect gift for birdwatchers and Sibley fans everywhere.

The Sibley Birds Coloring Field Journal

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781524711078

Category: Games

Page: 96

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A portable, deluxe adult coloring book from the renowned birder, illustrator, and author of the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. The perfect gift for birders everywhere, to use at your windowsill or in the field. Including 75 original and previously unpublished images. With millions of copies sold, David Sibley is the best-known name in North American birding today. At last! In time for the holidays, the perfect coloring book for the birder or naturalist, picturing--with the lifelike precision that is a hallmark of David Sibley's work--75 images of spectacular birds in flight and at rest. The Sibley Birds Coloring Book will allow birding enthusiasts to create their own artist's portfolio, restoring color--whether real or imagined--to wings, crest, beaks. * No detail has been spared to make this a deluxe edition: from the heavy-duty and flexible cover design that allows for portability, for landscape and portrait line drawings--and makes it easy for right- or left-hand preference--to the heavy paper and the colored pages for reference. * Printed in a unique hardbound format that accommodates both the landscape and portrait line drawings throughout, as well as the creativity of its user. * Flip-back cover encourages on-the-go artistry, as well as providing a strong surface for colorists. * Deluxe heavy paper throughout provides an optimal surface for coloring in all mediums. * Reproductions of David Sibley's original full-color paintings are included on the book's inside cover to assist the colorist as a reference. * 12 anatomical drawings of the structure and component parts of the birds' bodies are featured to inform the colorist with a better comprehension of bird anatomy. * The perfect gift for all birders and coloring book enthusiasts

Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America

Author: David Sibley

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713666588

Category: Bird watching

Page: 471

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This field guide covers the avifauna of western North America using detailed artworks, maps and text. Lighter than the original North American Bird Guide, the book is designed to be suitable for regular field use and has a fully integrated format allowing quick and easy reference.

Hand-Rearing Birds

Author: Laurie J. Gage,Rebecca S. Duerr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376309

Category: Medical

Page: 456

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Hand-Rearing Birds will provide the reader with a guide to the best methods of hand rearing all major species of birds. The book is broken into two sections. The first section covers standard hand raising methods and equipment, while the second provides individual chapters devoted to many major avian species. This book will be an invaluable reference for shelter veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, avian veterinarians, aviculturists, bird enthusiasts, and conservationists alike.

Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die

Birding Experts Share the World's Geatest Destinations

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613120648

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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ItÆs estimated that 50 to 60 million Americans count birding among their hobbies. Some hang feeders in their backyards and accumulate yard lists; others participate in annual ôChristmas Countsö; a select few travel to the ends of the earth in an effort to see every bird in the world. With Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die, Chris Santella takes the best-selling ôFifty Placesö recipe and applies it to this most popular pastime. Santella presents some of the greatest bird-watching venues in the United States and abroad through interviews with prominent birders, from tour leaders and conservationists to ornithologists and academics. Interviewees include ornithologist Kenn Kaufman; David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of The Sibley Guide to Birds; Rose Ann Rowlett, the ômother of modern birdingö; John Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; and Steve McCormick, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. The places vary from the urban (New York CityÆs Central Park) to the mystical (the cloud forests of Triunfo in Chiapas, Mexico) to the extremely remote (the sub-Arctic islands of New Zealand). The book includes 40 gorgeous photographs that capture the vibrancy of our feathered friends, and the beautiful places they call home.

City at the Water's Edge

A Natural History of New York

Author: Betsy McCully

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813539153

Category: History

Page: 185

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The story of New York City that began before the first humans settled in the region twelve thousand years ago is told in a unique account of the area's geological history, a look at how the region has served as a habitat for a diversity of species, and a forecast for the potential future of the city in light of global warming.