104. David Allen Sibley: What It’s Like to Be a Bird


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Can birds smell? Do robins ‘hear’ worms? Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year? To answer the question of what birds are doing—and why—David Sibley joined us via livestream with insight from his new book What It’s Like to Be a Bird. Sibley answered frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often, covering everything from familiar backyard birds—such as blue jays, nuthatches, and chickadees—to less common species we might still easily observe, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin. He brings us an approachable and informative look at the lives of birds beyond our backyards, revealing fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes. Join Sibley for a comprehensive guide that shines a light on bird behavior in ways we never knew we wanted to know.

David Sibley is the author and illustrator of the Sibley Guides and other books and apps about birds and nature. He has been an avid birdwatcher for most of his life, and has engaged with drawing and painting as a way of exploring nature.

Buy the Book: https://www.elliottbaybook.com/book/9780307957894

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