Illustrator: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Scott & Nix, Inc.
Size: 24 × 36"
The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds (Knopf) in 2000 established David Allen Sibley as America’s premier naturalist and illustrator of birds. Now for the first time, a selection of his beautiful paintings of raptors is presented in a high-quality wall poster.
Sibley’s Raptors features 30 species in 134 illustrations—from the tiny American Kestrel to the acrobatic Cooper’s Hawk to the high-soaring Golden Eagle, this poster has them all.
Using gouache watercolors, Sibley created these paintings based on years of observation, field work, and sketching to capture the essence of each species as observed in nature.
- Printed in full color on 100-lb matte paper
- Birds reproduced in relative scale to show differences in size
- All species shown both perched and in flight
- Illustrations of males and females, regional forms, and juvenile birds
- Species arranged by groups—vultures, eagles, hawks, kites, and falcons
“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
About our Frames
Choose from two styles of custom high quality black matte or matte silver anodized aluminum frames. Sturdy, lightweight, and handsome. (Final frame size for 24 x 36 inch poster is 26.25 x 38.25 inches; 18 x 24 final frame size is 20.25 x 26.25.) Made in the U.S.A.
Each framed poster has a special Framers Brand™ UV filtering protective lens cover. This archival-quality cover is better than glass and prevents sunlight from damaging the artwork. It’s also scratch-resistant and will not show fingerprints. It’s the perfect cover to preserve and protect your poster for over 100 years. Each framed poster is backed with acid-free foamcore for maximum archival protection.
Posters are shipped fully framed with wire hanging hardware, bumper stickers to protect your wall, and nails.
All shipments are sent via Federal Express Ground in a specially designed shipping container to arrive in perfect condition.