Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sibley Birds of Land, Sea, and Sky: 50 Postcards by David Allen Sibley

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Sibley Birds of Land, Sea, and Sky: 50 Postcards
by David Allen Sibley

ISBN-13: 9781524761820
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Released: March 8, 2018

Source: Review copy from the publisher through Blogging for Books.

Book Description from Goodreads:
Birdwatchers everywhere will love this beautiful box of 50 postcards featuring original bird paintings by renowned ornithologist David Sibley. This brand new vertical format offers 50 postcards of birds lovingly rendered in watercolors by David Sibley and chosen with their individual beauty and prominence in the country in mind. Housed in an elegant keepsake box with tabs dividing them by type (sea birds, birds of prey, songbirds) for ease of choice, these postcards are ideal for mailing to friends and family, framed and used as d├ęcor, or attached to presents as unique gift tags.

My Review:
This is a collection of 50 postcards that are decorated with watercolor paintings of birds by David Allen Sibley. The postcards are 4" by 6" and on a thick, sturdy card stock with rounded corners. They come in a sturdy box. The postcards have a bird on one side (with the bird's common and scientific name) and the standard postcard writing areas and such on the other side. The birds are realistically drawn, so you can identify the birds from the pictures. I double-checked with the post office, and these postcards do ship for the regular postcard postage rate.

They come in categories: waterfowl, woodpeckers, wading birds, songbirds, owls and raptors. For waterfowl: blue-winged teal, wood duck, spectacled eider, hooded merganser, pink-footed goose, cackling goose, barnacle goose, mute swan, greater scaup, and snow goose. For woodpeckers: Williamson's sapsucker (male and female), red-naped sapsucker, nuttall's woodpecker, Lewis's woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, ladder-backed woodpecker, pileated woodpecker, northern flicker, and hairy woodpecker. For wading birds: lesser yellowlegs, surfbird, white-faced ibis, American oystercatcher, sandhill crane, great blue heron, killdeer, American bittern, whooping crane, American woodcock. For songbirds: scissor-tailed flycatcher, American redstart, blackburnian warbler, western tanager, rose-breasted grosbeak, tufted titmouse, yellow-rumped warbler, cerulean warbler, le conte's sparrow, and eastern bluebird. For owls and raptors: bald eagle, peregrine falcon, eastern screech-owl, red-tailed hawk, great horned-owl, snowy owl, barn owl, boreal owl, northern saw-whet owl, and northern goshawk.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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