Sibley Field Guides

Used by millions of birders from novice to expert, the Sibley Guides are an essential source of information on avian life. Learn about all 85 families of North American birds through the authoritative and comprehensive principles of avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, migration, nesting, and more.

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The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley. Alfred A. Knopf.

  • Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species plus regional populations found east of the Rocky Mountains. More than 4,200 stunningly accurate illustrations, with descriptive caption text pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry contains 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.

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, written and illustrated by David Allen Sibley. Alfred A. Knopf.

  • A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks. The book covers 715 species of birds occurring west of the Rockies, including Alaska, the western Canadian provinces, Baja California and portions of northern Mexico. Maps show the range throughout North America.

David Allen Sibley is the author and illustrator of a series of highly acclaimed books about birds and birding. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award presented by the American Birding Association for a lifetime of achievement. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.