Personally signed by David Allen Sibley, one of America’s best-known field guide authors and artists.
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 2005. David Allen Sibley. National Audubon Society. "The Sibley Guide To Birds" and "The Sibley Guide To Bird Life & Behavior". Signed Limited Edition 2-volume matching set. The first volume has been personally signed by David Allen Sibley. Each edition is luxuriously bound in full genuine Leather and inlcudes many illustrations. Size: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". As New. Sealed without any flaws. A rare set.
Two volume set in one shipment:
1. David Allen Sibley "The Sibley Guide To Birds" Signed Limited Edition [Sealed]
2. David Allen Sibley "The Sibley Guide To Bird Life & Behavior" Limited Edition [Sealed]
National Audubon Society
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.
The National Audubon Society (Audubon) is an American non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation of birds and their habitat. Located in the United States and incorporated in 1905, Audubon is one of the oldest of such organizations in the world. There are completely independent Audubon Societies in the United States, which were founded several years earlier such as the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Connecticut Audubon Society.
The society has nearly 500 local chapters, each of which is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization voluntarily affiliated with the National Audubon Society. They often organize birdwatching field trips and conservation-related activities. It also coordinates the Christmas Bird Count held each December in the U.S., a model of citizen science, in partnership with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Great Backyard Bird Count each February. Together with Cornell, Audubon created eBird, an online database for bird observation. The National Audubon Society also has many global partners to help birds that migrate beyond the U.S.'s borders, including BirdLife International based in Great Britain, Bird Studies Canada, American Bird Conservancy, and many partners in Latin America and in the Caribbean. Audubon's International Alliances Program (IAP) brings together people throughout the Western Hemisphere to work together to implement conservation solutions at Important Birds Areas (IBAs).
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* Beautiful Illustrations
About David Allen Sibley
There are 47 million birdwatchers. But there is only one David Sibley.
He knows every North American bird: by its shade, by its tilt, by its habitat, by its male, female, and juvenile plumages. It’s only natural; he’s the son of a Yale ornithologist and has been birding since his childhood in Connecticut. Sibley was only seven when he began drawing birds, filing his illustrations away along with clips about the natural history of each species.
It’s a habit he never shook. As an adult, Sibley merged that encyclopedic knowledge with his skills as a self-taught artist to become one of America’s best-known field guide authors. His first bird guide was released in 2000. With The Sibley Field Guide to Birds, a New York Times bestseller, Sibley was immediately hailed as heir to the great birder and artist Roger Tory Peterson, placing him in a long line of artist-naturalist hybrids that leads straight back to John James Audubon himself.
It’s high praise, earned by an unfailing attention to detail: Sibley painstakingly draws what he sees in the field—900 species for his most recent field guide—first in pencil and then in gouache paints. Putting together a book that documents each form of each species is a monstrous task. He’s done it twice. For the second edition of his bird guide, which was published in spring of 2014, he drew 600 completely new images, 111 additional species, and made more than 3,000 revisions.
He’s also the author of The Birds of Cape May, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Hawks in Flight, and Sibley's Birding Basics. All together he has sold more than 1.75 million copies of his books. Sibley creates all his work from his home in Concord, Massachusetts.
We at Audubon are immensely fortunate to partner with David Sibley for our new online field guide to North American birds. This incredible visual and interactive experience is made possible by his paramount illustrations. He is a boon to both the birding world and the art world, and he has proven once again that science does not always have to be sacrificed to aesthetics.
The Sibley Guide to Birds
“Undoubtedly the finest guide to North American birds.”—Guy McCaskie, Birding
The publication of The Sibley Guide to Birds, First Edition quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Used by millions of birders from novices to the most expert, The Sibley Guide became the standard by which natural history guides are measured. The highly anticipated second edition builds on this foundation of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new paintings, new and rare species, and a new, elegant design.
The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior
From the New York Times best selling author of the peerless bird identification guide The Sibley Guide to Birds, a landmark exploration of how birds live and what they do.
Designed to enhance the birding experience and to enrich the popular study of North American birds, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior combines more than 795 of Sibley's beautiful full-color illustrations with authoritative text by 48 expert birders and biologists.
Introductory essays outline the principles of avian evolution, life cycle, body structure, flight dynamics, and more. The 80 family-by-family chapters describe the amazing range of behavior dictated by birds’ biology and environment. Among the subjects covered and illustrated are:
--molts and plumages
--food and foraging
--vocalizations and displays
--courtship and breeding
--rearing of young
--migration and movements
--nests and eggs
Accessibly written, superbly designed and organized, and brilliantly illustrated, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior is an indispensable source of information on the avian life around us.
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