The publication of his landmark New York Times best seller, “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” in 2000 quickly established David Allen Sibley as the author and illustrator of the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. On Saturday, March 22, Sibley will stop at the Greenwich Audubon Center on 613 Riversville Road on his tour to release “The Sibley Guide to Birds: Second Edition” published this month. The new second edition has more than 600 new paintings and 111 rare species added, new information on habitat and behavior and more tips on finding species in the field.
Guests will have a chance to meet the artist and learn more about birds and birding during an evening reception, a book signing, a woodcock walk, and the feature presentation by Sibley. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with an artist reception and book signing. Then at 6:45 p.m., Audubon senior naturalist and recent national award winner Ted Gilman and David Sibley will lead a short walk to search for these woodland sandpiper relatives known for their unique aerial performances and crepuscular calls. The walk outdoors at Audubon Greenwich is a short distance and fairly handicap accessible. Following the walk, there will be a presentation by Sibley in the Audubon’s Oppenheimer Gallery. The current exhibit is featuring J.J. Audubon’s raptor prints but will soon be changed to songbirds for the warmer months ahead.
$20/person. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org (for walk and/or talk) or call Jeff at 203-869-5272 x239. For questions about the venue, please contact Jeff Cordulackdirectly at 203-613-8813. SPECIAL EVENT WEBSITE: http://greenwich.audubon.org/events. This event is generously sponsored by Elm Street Books in New Canaan ~www.elmstreetbooks.com. The book signing is free and copies will be available for purchase.
BUY THE NEW SECOND EDITION AS GIFTS FOR YOUR WHOLE GIFT SHOPPING LIST! PLUS ~ THE AUDUBON GREENWICH NATURE STORE HAS LOTS OF NEW GIFTS AND GADGETSINCLUDING TOYS, KITES, NEST BOXES, MAPLE SYRUP, AND NEW AUDUBON APPAREL!
MORE ABOUT SIBLEY:
The author began seriously watching and drawing birds in 1969, at age seven. Since 1980 he has traveled throughout the North American continent studying the natural world, both on his own and as a leader of bird-watching tours. This intensive travel and study culminated in “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” followed by “The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior,” “Sibley’s Birding Basics,” “The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America” and “The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America.” He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.