David Allen Sibley's Bible Of The Birding World

Download Audio

It's been a long, cold winter and the sounds of spring are now upon us.

That means it's birding season, and one of the bibles of the birding world, "The Sibley Guide to Birds" is out now in its long-awaited, beautifully illustrated, second edition. And if birding is a sport, or perhaps an art, David Allen Sibley is its revered documentarian. The first edition of the Sibley guide sold more than 1.7 million copies. His very name has been turned into a noun in the field. As in, "Is that a rhinoceros auklet? I don't know, did you bring your Sibley?"


David Allen Sibley, ornithologist and illustrator. He is the author of the Sibley Guide to Birds.


WBUR: Birders Flock To Cambridge’s Mount Auburn Cemetery

  • "Call this week “the peak of the beak.” It’s prime time for the migratory birds winging it over eastern Massachusetts and for the people who watch them."

This segment aired on May 20, 2014.


More from Radio Boston

Listen Live