Published on April 18, 2020

Author Talk & Book Signing with David Sibley

Cover of "What It's Like to Be a Bird" by David Allen Sibley © Knopf
© Knopf

The Museum of American Bird Art (MABA) and the Mass Audubon Shop are co-hosting an author talk and book signing with David Sibley on Saturday, April 18, at 2:00 pm at MABA. The author will give a short talk about his new book, What It’s Like to be A Bird, followed by a book signing. An exhibition of the original art from the new book will be on view. Books will be available for purchase. The event is free of charge.

David Sibley is a master bird artist, a renowned bird expert, and the author of several best-selling field guides, including the Sibley Guide to Birds. Sibley’s newest book, What It’s Like to Be a Bird, explores the habits and behavior of well-known and easily observed bird species.

It answers common questions about your favorite birds in non-technical language, such as “Do birds smell?” and “Can robins hear worms?” It features more than 330 beautiful new illustrations in a large format (many are life-sized). It will appeal to beginning birders as well as more experienced birdwatchers and is a great book for adults to share with children.

Visitors to the exhibition will see more than 40 of Sibley’s paintings, including 29 bird portraits, painted double life-size. Mass Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art is located on a 121-acre wildlife sanctuary with two miles of trails.

The exhibition runs through May 31, 2020, at the Museum of American Bird Art. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00 pm. Admission is free for Mass Audubon members, $4 for nonmember adults, and $3 for nonmember children (ages 2–12) and seniors (ages 65+). Admission for the April 18 book signing is free.

Museum of American Bird Art
963 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021