David Sibley - POSTPONED

Renowned ornithologist discusses his new book, What It's Like to Be a Bird
David Sibley What it's like to be a bird (Knopf)
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
Dance Palace
503 B St.
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


$40, book included

This event has been postponed to Fall 2020. We will announce a rescheduled date as soon as possible.

David Sibley, author of the bestselling Sibley Guide to Birds, visits Point Reyes to discuss his latest book, What It's Like to Be A Bird (Knopf).

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Each ticket purchase includes a copy of What It's Like to Be a Bird.


About What It's Like to Be A Bird

"Can birds smell?" "Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?" "Do robins 'hear' worms?" In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds--blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees--it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults--including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes--it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action. Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.

About the author

David Sibley is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including The Sibley Guide to Birds. He has contributed to Smithsonian, Science, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching, North American Birds, and The New York Times. He is a recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Promoting the Cause of Birding from the American Birding Association and the Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal. He lives and birds in Massachusetts.

What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307957894
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307957900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - March 11th, 2014

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America: Second Edition (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307957924
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf - March 29th, 2016