Illustrator: David Allen Sibley
Publisher: Scott & Nix, Inc.
Size: 24 × 36"
Sibley’s first wall poster “field guide” for every backyard birder
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, printed on 100-lb matte paper. The Sibley’s Backyard Birds of Western North America poster features 106 common species in 169 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 eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains west to the Pacific Ocean
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. 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.”
—Frank Gill, National Audubon Society