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Issue 9
Sibley’s Backyard Birds
June 2010

Sibley's Backyard Birds Poster

Beginning with the publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds in 2000, David Allen Sibley has gone on to establish himself as North America’s premier naturalist and illustrator of birds. Now for the first time, a selection of his beautiful paintings are presented in a high-quality wall poster. The Sibley’s Backyard Birds of Eastern North America poster features 98 common species in 144 illustrations.

• Birds are reproduced in relative scale to show differences in size.

• Species are arranged by families: finches, blackbirds, woodpeckers, warblers, etc.

• Illustrations of males and females, breeding and nonbreeding, and juvenile birds are included to help in identification.

• Region covers area from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains east to the Atlantic states

Painted in gouache, Sibley created these illustrations based on years of observation, field work, and sketching to capture the essence of each species as observed in nature. Taken from his best-selling field guides and carefully selected by Sibley himself, he states: “I wanted a way to display the wonderful diversity of our birds ‘at a glance.’ I hope it will encourage people to learn more about our birds and to help protect their habitats in our neighborhoods across the continent.” Click here to order




Also available framed

Choose from two styles of custom high-quality black-matte or matte-silver anodized aluminum frames. Sturdy, lightweight, and elegant. (Final frame size is 26.25 × 39.5 in). Price: $175.00 (plus shipping and handling). Orders arrive to most destinations within 2–3 days.

Sibley's Backyard Birds Poster

Sibley's Backyard Birds Poster

About David Allen Sibley

David Sibley

David Allen Sibley began seriously watching and drawing birds in 1969, at age seven. Since 1980 he has traveled throughout the North American continent studying the natural world, both on his own and as a leader of bird-watching tours. This intensive travel and study culminated in the publication of his comprehensive guide to bird identification, The Sibley Guide to Birds, followed by The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior, Sibley’s Birding Basics, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, and The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America. His recent book, The Sibley Guide to Trees, was published in September 2009. He is married to ornithologist Joan Walsh and they have two sons, Ethan and Joel. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

“Once in a great while, a natural history book changes the way people look at the world. In 1838, John James Audubon’s Birds of America was one...In 1934, Roger Tory Peterson produced Field Guide to the Birds...Now comes The Sibley Guide to Birds.”

New York Times

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