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The Sibley Field Guide to Birds
The Sibley Guide to Birds East and West were both published in April 2003. They use the same artwork from the original Sibley Guide to Birds. These employ a different design, with each page divided into top and bottom halves, and the species info fit into that space. No changes were made to the artwork, but fewer illustrations are used in these smaller books. The text was largely rewritten. The largest differences being that the voice descriptions are cut, and a sentence or two was added to each species describing the general status and habitat. Finally, the maps were completely revised for these books, using a team of over 100 experts from around the continent, compiled by Paul Lehman. Content and images originally posted by Gaga
 bkrownd's review
This is only my second bird book, so I can't numerically "rate" it too accurately. I'll give it an "8" for being good, but not groundbreaking or unique. I bought it because it seemed to have more information than the others on the shelf, and was at least as attractive as the others. I like how each section starts with paintings of all the birds in that section together on the same page, helping to speed ID greatly. The artwork is good, and there are several paintings of each bird in various phases. Calls are described for most of the birds. It has the usual organization and layout most people are familiar with. No photographs.