Almost every aspect of the first edition has undergone a remarkable makeover. Dozens of species have been added, most paintings have been revised, and hundreds of new paintings have been created. Maps have been updated, fonts have been tweaked, illustrations enlarged. Among the revisions that have been made for this second edition: All illustrations are approximately 15%-20% larger than they appeared in the first edition.
Every image from the first edition has been re-digitized from the original art. 600 new paintings: including illustrations of 85 rare species and additional aspects of the species included in the original edition. Two-thirds (4,356) of all original art has been revised, providing improved detail, and reflecting new physical and behavioral information. Expanded text includes conservation status, habitat, and tips on finding species in the field.
David Allen Sibley, America’s most gifted contemporary painter of birds, is the author and illustrator of this comprehensive guide. With The Sibley Guide to Birds, the National Audubon Society makes the art and expertise of David Sibley available to the world in a comprehensive, handsome, easy-to-use volume that will be the indispensable identification guide every birder must own.
Author Name: Sibley, David Allen
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Year of Publication: 2014
Page Count: 599
Shipping Weight: 3.50 pounds