It's here, hot off the press: the field guide experienced birders have been eagerly anticipating for a long time: The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition! The original edition, published in 2000 is the bible of North American bird watching, and is well worn on most birders' desks. The new edition has been completely revised and contains more than 600 new paintings, including 85 of rare species not in the original edition. It's 56 pages thicker and offers new information on habitat and behavior, plus more tips on finding the birds. All illustrations are larger than they were in the first edition, and most of the original illustrations have been revised, providing extra detail. Even the range maps have been updated. This book is a must-have for all serious birders. Buy it from Bird Watcher's Digest, and get a free book plate with David Sibley's autograph.
Note: This is "the big Sibley," covering all of North America, and not "the little Sibley," a smaller book covering just the eastern or western half of the continent.