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COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED: From renowned birder, illustrator, and New York Times best selling author David Sibley, the most authoritative guide to the birds of the East, in a portable format that is perfect for the field.

Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations--more than 4,600 in total--with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description, and key identification features. Here too are more than 600 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration, and rare ranges.

This new and improved edition includes:

   •   Updated habitat, description, behavior, and conservation text for each species account and all family pages.

   •   New and revised illustrations of species and regional forms.

   •   New design featuring species accounts in columns, allowing for better comparison and more illustrations and text. 

   •   Current taxonomic order and up-to-date common names. 

   •   All maps revised to reflect the most current range information. 

   •   More species and rarities included.

About the Author

DAVID ALLEN SIBLEY is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including the New York Times best seller The Sibley Guide to Birds. He has contributed art and articles to Smithsonian, Science, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching, and North American Birds, and wrote and illustrated a syndicated column for The New York Times. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Birding Association and the Linnaean Society of New York''s Eisenmann Medal. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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Peri Winkle
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Too sketchy; no key. An illustrated dictionary of birds.
Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2019
I''m writing this review for novice birders who are unfamiliar with guides and likely to be swayed by all of the 5-star reviews. The short version is this: it''s an illustrated dictionary of eastern birds, encyclopedic in coverage but too shallow to be called an... See more
I''m writing this review for novice birders who are unfamiliar with guides and likely to be swayed by all of the 5-star reviews. The short version is this: it''s an illustrated dictionary of eastern birds, encyclopedic in coverage but too shallow to be called an encyclopedia. I know people love this guide, but I don''t find it useful or usable. As a "guide" for those who aren''t looking simply to confirm a bird, it''s unusable because it has neither a key nor overviews of related groups of birds that might narrow things down for you. Instead the front material suggests (in a nutshell) that you observe the bird, make mental notes of key features (based on having spent time poring through the book at home), and try to match them to what you remember from reading the book at home. Seriously? That could work only for experienced birders. My recommendation: download Cornell University''s Merlin app to your smart phone or tablet. Answer five simple questions and get a list of possible birds based on geographic location, date, approximate size, color combinations, and where in the habitat you''re seeing it (e.g., on the ground). As for useless, perhaps that''s an overstatement. Here''s my problem: the descriptions add very little to what I know by the time I''ve found my way into them. I''m left wondering exactly how the 5-star reviewers actually use it.
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ohthatpaul
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Beautiful.
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2018
A beautiful, authoritative, wonderfully informed, and cleanly organized reference on birds of eastern North America. This is the 2nd edition, printed 2016, 2017, and has none of the problems described by others as appearing in the 1st. I''ve posted a photo of a typical... See more
A beautiful, authoritative, wonderfully informed, and cleanly organized reference on birds of eastern North America. This is the 2nd edition, printed 2016, 2017, and has none of the problems described by others as appearing in the 1st. I''ve posted a photo of a typical page. The sans serif typeface is appropriately sized to fit the compact, carryable size of the book, easy to read, although those of us 50+ may need our reading glasses.
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DJS
2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Knopf Botched it again. I feel sorry for David SIbley
Reviewed in the United States on April 6, 2016
Knopf Publishing has managed to botch a David Sibley Guide,once again. As many of you will know, "The Sibley Guide to Birds" Second Edition, First Printing (March 2014) was reprinted in July 2014 in response to negative feedback from purchasers of the Guide.... See more
Knopf Publishing has managed to botch a David Sibley Guide,once again. As many of you will know, "The Sibley Guide to Birds" Second Edition, First Printing (March 2014) was reprinted in July 2014 in response to negative feedback from purchasers of the Guide. The print was too light,and the colors of a number of the birds was off.

In this case, it is the coloration of the birds which struck me right away.Some of the white birds are far too light,and some of the darkest birds are so dark such that it is difficult to see the features of the birds. I have the Sibley Guide to BIrds,Second Edition,Second Printing (July 2014) side by side with the "Sibley Birds East.", "revised edition " (March 2016). The coloration of the birds is far better in the " Sibley Guilde to Birds.

I will probably return this Field Guide.I would not be surprised if Knopf reprinted it.

"Sibley Birds East " is 438 pages and fairly weighty. .It''s not something I would tote around in the field

PLEASE NOTE : Amazon has lumped the reviews of the previous edition together with the March 2016 Edition. These are not identical books.
I would recommend that those who are perusing the reviews look at the dates.Any reviews published prior to the end of March,2016, have to be of the first edition.
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Angela Wright
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Beautiful book
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
I ordered this book after seeing Mr Sibley on CBS Sunday Morning. A local ornithologist museum curator said that it is better to see painted/drawn birds rather than photos because some details in identifying birds are so small that they don’t show up in photos of actual... See more
I ordered this book after seeing Mr Sibley on CBS Sunday Morning. A local ornithologist museum curator said that it is better to see painted/drawn birds rather than photos because some details in identifying birds are so small that they don’t show up in photos of actual birds. However, a drawn/painted bird allows the artist to slightly magnify that tiny feature, making the birds more easily identifiable.

Sibley’s birds are beautifully done. This was a gift for my mother, who has always loved identifying our local birds, and she loves this book.
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Robert A. Vanderkamp
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I''m switching from Peterson to Sibley.
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2016
I''m very pleased with my new Sibley Guide. I''ve been a Peterson user for many years but I plan to switch to Sibley out in the field. What I appreciate the most is that all the pictures and information that you need is given on one page. With Warblers, for example,... See more
I''m very pleased with my new Sibley Guide. I''ve been a Peterson user for many years but I plan to switch to Sibley out in the field. What I appreciate the most is that all the pictures and information that you need is given on one page. With Warblers, for example, pictures of breeding plumage and first winter plumage are on the same page. With Gulls there are numerous illustrations of their progression to mature plumage all together. Also, each species is pictured both from the underwings and the top of the wings plus in perched position. This is especially handy for Hawks. In Peterson one has to find several different pages for illustrations of one Hawk species, In Sibley these illustrations are all on one page. In short, I love my new eastern guide from Sibley and will make it my primary field guide from now on.
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Strat Guy
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A fantastic book
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2019
As a new birder, this was the first book an experienced birder recommended to me, and he was right! The book uses paintings rather than photographs, but there are several different paintings of each bird showing different plumage, and it included great tips to help you... See more
As a new birder, this was the first book an experienced birder recommended to me, and he was right! The book uses paintings rather than photographs, but there are several different paintings of each bird showing different plumage, and it included great tips to help you find and identify each species. This is absolutely at the top of my list for birding books. If I have a complaint, it is that you have to settle for "Eastern US" instead of northeast or southeast, but the book is so good that I can''t take any stars off.
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Naomi 54
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an illegible book
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020
I was so excited to get this Bird Guide. I have two editions of Roger Tory Petersen but heard this was an excellent guide. I opened it and blinked a few times. I could barely read the print. I bought the paperback to be able to take to the field but this is ridiculously... See more
I was so excited to get this Bird Guide. I have two editions of Roger Tory Petersen but heard this was an excellent guide. I opened it and blinked a few times. I could barely read the print. I bought the paperback to be able to take to the field but this is ridiculously small and faint print. I do not know if is it a misprint or I am going blind. I have to return and I am hating the new process of returns. I live in the woods and have to travel 20 miles for an UPS store. Ugh
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Doctor
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Sibley guide good, better when joined by Peterson.
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2021
My wife and I recently became bird watchers, taking advantage of living near a waterfowl preserve and having set up seed and suet feeders at home. We had some books about Eastern birds, including the iconic Peterson guide, but it wasn’t always helpful in distinguishing... See more
My wife and I recently became bird watchers, taking advantage of living near a waterfowl preserve and having set up seed and suet feeders at home. We had some books about Eastern birds, including the iconic Peterson guide, but it wasn’t always helpful in distinguishing similar species. The Sibley guide was our Christmas gift to see if it could help with those gaps, and it has so far done very well. Many birds are depicted in profile flying view, which is much more helpful than I had expected.
Yes, the pictures are often small... I need my reading glasses to see most. But the artwork is clean and crisp, showing well identifying bits of pattern and colour.
In sum, the Sibley guide is very useful in bird identification, and coupled with the Peterson guide take care of all our bird spotting needs.
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VAUGHAN ASHBY - BIRDFINDERS
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Excellent pocket-sized field guide, illustrations rather small
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 29, 2016
Excellent compact field guide to birds east of the Mississippi River with concise text, range maps and many plumages/sub-species included. Easily fits into most pockets which is a big plus but that is at the expense of the size of the illustrations. The Groove-billed Ani...See more
Excellent compact field guide to birds east of the Mississippi River with concise text, range maps and many plumages/sub-species included. Easily fits into most pockets which is a big plus but that is at the expense of the size of the illustrations. The Groove-billed Ani illustration highlights this point as you would struggle to see any grooves in the illustration. The National Geographic book is a better book for the whole country with larger illustrations and tex and range maps opposite in traditional field guide style BUT you would need a much bigger pocket to carry it in!
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Mr M J CHERRILL
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Nice book but a bit heavy.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 4, 2019
Was a present. Think she was happy with it.
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richard watts
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Very good guide
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 13, 2019
Excellent book which came in really handy on 3 week holiday in states. Was able to identify most birds seen using it.
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S F.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 4, 2018
classic bird book
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ChrisH
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An excellent guide
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 30, 2016
We took the book on our trip to New England where we found it to be invaluable helping us identify the birds we saw. Many of which we were unfamiliar with.
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