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Birding Expert, Author Speaks At Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Birding expert and best-selling author David Sibley will speak at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center May 19.
Birding expert and best-selling author David Sibley will speak at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center May 19. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – The Stamford Museum & Nature Center will host birding expert and best-selling author David Sibley on Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. for a lecture, Q &A and book signing in the Bendel Mansion.

Sibley will discuss “Sibley Birds East,” a completely revised and updated resource for all birders seeking an authoritative guide in a portable format to carry into the field.

Compact and comprehensive, the guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include illustrations – more than 4,601 in total – with descriptive captions pointing out the most important field marks. Each entry has been updated to include the most current information concerning frequency, nesting, behavior, food and feeding, voice description and key identification features. Also included are more than 601 updated maps drawn from information contributed by 110 regional experts across the continent, and showing winter, summer, year-round, migration and rare ranges.

Sibley is the author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including The New York Times best-seller “The Sibley Guide to Birds.” He has contributed art and numerous articles to birding and science publications, and wrote and illustrated a syndicated column for The New York Times. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Birding Association and the Linnaean Society of New York's Eisenmann Medal.

Admission prices are $25 for admission for one and a signed copy of the book and $35 for admission for two and one signed copy of the book. General admission is $10. Wine and small bites will be served. Click here to purchase tickets or call 203-977-6545.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford.

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