Sibley Backyard Birding Flashcards: 100 Common Birds of Eastern and Western North America

13611L_2Learn to identify your backyard birds with the help of this flashcard deck by leading ornithologist David Sibley. Inside you’ll find one deck of 50 common Western and Eastern North American birds and one deck of 50 common birds found across North America.

Each card features vibrant illustrations and captions about behavior and voice description for easy identification.


15% of the proceeds help support RBA and ABA.

Sibley FlashCards


ISBN: 9780307888976
Publisher: Potter Style
Year of Publication: 2012
Page Count: 100
Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


We are pleased to see that this set of flash cards lives up to the Sibley name. Each single card shows two illustrations, usually showing a female, juvenile, race, or plumage variation. Field marks are pointed out in a similar fashion to Sibley’s field guides. The verso of each card shows the English and scientific name, length, wingspan and weight, habitat, description, voice, and a multi-color distribution map.

There is no cheat sheet explaining abbreviations or the range map colors, so a beginner may have to use these cards in conjunction with the Sibley field guide(s). Overall, this should be an excellent tool for beginners to learn, or more advanced birders to stay sharp or gear up for a trip across the country to new territory.

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