You can find a key to the range map colors inside the front cover of the bird guides. An easy way to remember the color scheme is that red (warm color) means summer range, blue (cool color) means winter range. Where birds are resident (summer and winter) the two colors combine to make purple. Yellow […]
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
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
No. Only species found in the continental US and Canada (north of Mexico) are included. Additional species found in Hawaii, Mexico, the Bahamas, etc. are not included in the Sibley Guide to Birds.
The 2014 Second Edition of the Sibley Guide to Birds is a major update to the original 2000 edition. many new images and over 100 new species added, bringing the total to over 900 species and over 7000 images most images revised and all rescanned all text revised and updated, with more habitat and population