In What It's Like to Be a Bird, renowned naturalist David Allen Sibley compiles an enthralling portfolio of more than eighty birds—each entry includes interesting information and an impressive, full-page, roughly life-size illustration of each bird. From the Mourning Dove, who sleeps with one eye open (and only half its brain asleep) to watch for danger to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, who slows down its body processes at night to conserve energy, Sibley highlights some of the most amazing aspects of bird biology and behavior. Whether you're a casual backyard birdwatcher or an avid birder, this gorgeous and compulsively browsable book will captivate and enlighten, from the first page to the last!
- 240 page hardcover book published in 2020
- Includes more than 350 illustrations
- For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized