The Birds Seen at the
Welcome Keynote Speaker David Allen Sibley
May 16, 2015
Salt Lake Bird Festival is excited to announce the 2015 Keynote Speaker for May
16, 2015 is renowned artist and author David Allen Sibley.
The Sibley Guide to Birds, published in
2000, was the realization of a lifelong dream for David Allen Sibley, who began
painting birds when he was seven years old and has continued painting them for
over three decades. The Sibley Guide to Birds contains over
6,600 original illustrations by Sibley, now recognized as America’s leading
ornithologist/illustrator. David Allen Sibley is the preeminent brand in
American birding, and everywhere he goes, hundreds of fellow birders come out to
meet him for his inventive presentations and lectures.
The Sibley Guide to Birds became
the fastest-selling bird book in history, earning Sibley the moniker “the
Beatle of birding” among the press. Stories about Sibley have run in The
New York Times, Audubon, Time, and Science,
and the author has appeared on ABC World News Tonight and on
NPR’s Science Friday and The Connection. David
Allen Sibley has been called the heir apparent to John James Audubon and Roger
Tory Peterson, and his long-awaited guidebook immediately became the gold
standard for bird identification when it was published.
Used by millions of birders, from novices to the most expert, The
Sibley Guide is now the standard by which natural history guides are
measured. The second edition (published in March 2014) builds on this foundation
of excellence, offering massively expanded and updated information, new
paintings, new and rare species, and an elegant new design.
with Keynote Speaker, David Allen Sibley tickets are available on-line now.
for field trips for the 2015 Festival begins March 2, 2015. Vendor
applications accepted in January 2015.