The Art of Identification  |  David Allen Sibley

Blackpoll Warbler and Bay-breasted Warbler from The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2014

February 26–September 7, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Meet the Artist and Gallery Walkthrough: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7-9:00 pm

The Art of Identification is an exhibit by largely self-taught bird illustrator, ornithologist, and author David Allen Sibley. He was inspired to pursue creating his own illustrated field guide after leading tours in the 1980s and 1990s and finding that existing field guides did not generally illustrate or describe alternate or juvenile plumages of birds. The Sibley Guide to Birds is one of the most comprehensive guides for North American ornithological field identification.