Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Ornithologist, author and illustrator David Sibley first published “The Sibley Guide to Birds” in 2000, a book that quickly became known as the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Sibley has received the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American Birding Association for lifetime achievement in promoting the cause of birding, as well as the Linnaean Society of New York’s Eisenmann Medal. With his recent second edition of “The Sibley Guide to Birds” (Knopf), Sibley offers a remastered version of his classic, expanded with updated information, new paintings, new and rare species and elegant design. The extended text includes habitat information and voice description for every species, more tips on finding birds in the field, 700 updated maps of ranges and 85 bird-family pages cross-referenced to species accounts.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

David Sibley

Photo by Richard Pasley