At BirdWatching, we are blessed with riches. Every issue of the magazine includes columns from the finest bird experts in North America, including David Sibley.
He is best known as the author of The Sibley Guide to Birds, which was first published in 2000. The updated Second Edition was released in 2014. Sibley has also published field guides to the birds of eastern and western North America, Sibley’s Birding Basics, and other books, and his work is featured in the Sibley Birds mobile app, calendars, postcards, posters, and his website, sibleyguides.com.
David’s column for BirdWatching, “ID Toolkit,” goes beyond explaining field marks of birds and instead offers tips and insights about bird behavior, habitat, seasonal changes, and other factors that help us identify birds. In this free downloadable PDF, we’ve compiled seven of Sibley’s columns from the past six years, covering topics such as bill color, eye-rings, and nesting behavior.