"All the wood-warblers are stunning birds, each in its own way, but the golden-winged warbler ranks as one of the most striking. With its simple, bold pattern of black mask and throat and splashes of yellow on an elegant gray body, there is no other bird like it."
"Its scarcity adds to the allure. Every single sighting of this species is noteworthy, and I can clearly remember all of my encounters with it--including one fall migrant at Savannah NWR in South Carolina, and my first, a male singing on a late April morning in a park just outside Washington, D.C."
David Sibley has been captivated by birds since he was seven years old. He spent most of the 1980s and 1990s traveling throughout North America, watching and drawing birds and frequently visiting national wildlife refuges. This work led to the publication in 2000 of The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive guide to identification of North American birds, and several subsequent books. Sibley continues to work on bird identification and bird conservation issues around North America. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts, where he frequently visits Great Meadows NWR.
A limited edition of 300 prints has been created in a vertical format. The actual image size is 8" x 10", the matted size is 12" x 14", and the framed sized is approximately 14" x 16". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.