Author Talk & Book Signing with David Sibley

April 18, 2020
Cover of "What It's Like to Be a Bird" by David Allen Sibley © Knopf
© Knopf

"What It's Like to Be a Bird"

Saturday, April 18 • 2:00–5:00 pm

On April 18, MABA and the Mass Audubon Shop invite you to join internationally-renowned artist, author, and birder David Sibley for a discussion of his newest book about the amazing science of birds—What It’s Like to Be a Bird.

The author will give a short talk from 2:00-2:30 pm, followed by a book signing from 2:30-5:00 pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


This event takes place at the Museum of American Bird Art in Canton, MA. Get directions > 

Art Exhibition

On display February 15–May 31

Don't forget to stop by the Gallery at MABA to see the museum's current exhibition, which features more than 40 of Sibley's delightful original paintings from the new book. The works are accompanied by captions with fascinating new scientific research about birds. 

Exhibit Details >

About the Author & Artist

David Sibley headshot © Erinn Hartman
David Sibley © Erinn Hartman

David Sibley is a renowned bird expert and America's pre-eminent field guide artist and author.

His Sibley Guide to Birds, first published in 2000, quickly became the new standard of excellence in bird identification guides as well as the fastest-selling bird guide ever.

His newest book, What It's Like to be A Bird, explores the habits and behavior of well-known and easily observed bird species using non-technical language. It features more than 330 beautiful new illustrations in a large format, many of which are life-sized.