FAQ Category: Sibley Guide to Birds

What are the differences between the Sibley Guide to Birds and the Field Guides to Eastern and Western Birds?

These books share the same illustrations and maps, and very similar text, differences are mainly in the size of the books and the inclusion of species and variations. Summary: The big guide is more of a reference book and is recommended when you want to have access to all species and as much information as …

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What does “flexibound” mean?

A “flexibound” binding is a flexible cover that is thicker than a typical paperback and extends beyond the page edges. It is intermediate between the traditional “paperback” and “hardcover” styles, and many sellers simply list it as one of those categories, causing some confusion.

I see Sibley Guides for sale elsewhere as “paperback”, “hardcover”, and “flexibound”? Which one should I buy?

They are all the same (with one exception). The Sibley Guides to Birds and Trees have only one binding, called “flexibound”. It is a flexible cover, thicker than a typical paperback and extending beyond the page edges. It is intermediate between the traditional “paperback” and “hardcover” styles, and many sellers list it as one of …

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