Books

Calendars and columns

I was in Washington DC recently and signed some calendars at my cousin’s flower shop in Mount Airy, Maryland. So if you’ve been thinking about getting a calendar and you’d like one that I’ve signed, you can order them here. And my new Birder’s World column about identifying songbirds by flocking habits is now available …

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New products

Responding to some recent questions:A couple of readers have asked about any plans for an updated version of my bird guides. This is something I’m always planning for and I look forward to compiling all the new things I’m learning into a new edition in the future. But there are no plans at present to …

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Updates and Corrections for the Sibley Western Guide

p 143 – Pacific Golden-Plover: on adult male breeding the labels pointing to undertail coverts and flanks are reversed. p. 252 – White-throated Swift: name is incorrect, Whited-throated Swift p. 279 – Greater Pewee: map is a duplicate of Buff-breasted Flycatcher map. The summer range of this species should extend slightly farther north in Arizona, …

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Updates and Corrections to the Sibley Eastern Field Guide

p. 76 – Northern Shoveler text in mid-paragraph says “with with” p 136 – Shorebirds family, parentheses at end of paragraph are unclear. This should read “(very rare species are not shown)”. p 227 – Snowy Owl: map, the large blank area in northwestern Canada and central Alaska should not be blank. p 336 – …

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What species are in the Eastern and Western bird guides?

The Eastern and Western Guides were carefully planned to avoid dividing states. The Rocky Mountains form a natural biological and climatic division of the continent, and basically any state or Province entirely east of the Rocky Mountains will be covered by the Eastern Guide, while states and provinces in, or west of, the Rockies will …

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Which bird book should I buy?

The Sibley Guide to Birds Focus: bird identification Region covered: North America north of Mexico Species covered: 810 The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior Focus: understanding the behavior and ecology of birds Region covered: North America north of Mexico Species covered: over 800, information is summarized by bird family, with species mentioned as …

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