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Hailed as a modern-day John James Audubon, David Allen Sibley has become one of North America's most famous bird illustrators. The Birder's Year 2014 boxed daily calendar features more than 300 pages of Sibley's detailed bird portraits, along with range maps, wingspans, and common and Latin n
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Customer Reviews for David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2014 Desk Calendar
Review 1 for David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2014 Desk Calendar
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Age: Over 65
Gender: male
PlaceOfPurchase: Online

Obscure Birds, Limited Ranges

Date:January 19, 2015
Pros: High Quality Materials
Cons: doesn't present birds you'd actually see
I’m a casual bird observer (as opposed to a birder or bird watcher). I have a non-manic desire to see different birds. This interest gets me out of doors and takes me to places—habitats and geographical areas—I wouldn’t have visited otherwise.
I’m sure you folks have conducted consumer research that drives how you select the birds presented in this calendar. I just want to point out that Birder’s Year does not serve my interests well and to explain why I won’t be buying next year’s calendar.
I want information on birds I’m liable to see locally or within a day’s travel. From my Denver location I might travel to Kansas or Oklahoma for a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher or to a local lake/reservoir for a Northern Shoveler but I’m certainly not going north of the Arctic Circle in search of a Northern Wheatear!
I understand the problem in preparing a calendar with my criteria (likelihood of seeing bird x in small geographic area y) for the mass market: the Scissor-tail is, under my rules, accessible to me but not to a similar bird enthusiast in Maine. I would propose to solve this problem by selecting for the calendar more birds that have a moderately large summer, winter or year-round distribution. Thus, the Yellow-breasted Chat, not common to Maine or Florida, should be accessible to those willing to travel a short distance from those states. Of course range must be coupled with population density to present a more complete assessment of finding bird x in geographic area y, but The Sibley Guide does not present that complex information.
I imagine there are those who are interested in non-spectacular birds whose range is, seemingly, 10 square miles of the southeast Texas coast, but they don’t include me. The Birder’s Year is an interesting Sibley extract, but rarely presents a bird of more than passing or humerous interest. I am routinely underwhelmed by the limited bird ranges and, thus, the practical value, to me, of the information presented.
Other than the course I’ve outlined above, I can’t think of another practical way I’d improve this product—changing the information in the calendar destroys the synchronization with the Sibley Guide, and would surely be objectionable to the Sibley folks, not to mention requiring the ramp up of people modifying the calendar pages.
Review 2 for David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2014 Desk Calendar
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Sibley's birds

Date:January 27, 2014
Pros: High Quality Materials
Direct information and images, eight from the book.
The calendar is smaller than the one I had last year. The enxt size up might be better for my office.Informative.
Review 3 for David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2014 Desk Calendar
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Location: Token Creek, Wisconsin
Age: Over 65
Gender: female
PlaceOfPurchase: Online

Beautiful!

Date:January 12, 2014
Pros: Makes A Great Gift, High Quality Materials, birds were not killed for drawings as with audubon
Pictures are great. It would be good if more writing was added.
It is often intriguing to compare the ranges of each bird with old bird books, like the Smithsonian ones, to see good changes.
Review 4 for David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2014 Desk Calendar
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Location: Tigard, OR
Age: 45-54
Gender: male
PlaceOfPurchase: Online

Sibley Desk Calendar

Date:January 9, 2014
Pros: Makes A Great Gift, High Quality Materials
Cons: needs more west coast birds
Any birder will appreciate the David Allan Sibley desk calendar as his artwork and attention to detail is unparalleled. The variety of birds illustrated make up a great selection.
Review 5 for David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2014 Desk Calendar
This review is from David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2013 Desk Calendar.
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Location: Lancaster PA
Age: 55-65
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PlaceOfPurchase: Online

Sibley Birders Year 2013 Desk Calendar.

Date:January 20, 2013
Quite Disappointing. Bird Images are very small, less than 1/2 the page. Page is taken up with printing the monthly calendar every day and small type info about bird range. That would be ok if the desk calendar was big enough for a decent size bird illustratiion, but it is not. To make it even worse, paper is poor quality and does not take printing well. Colors are faded. The plastic stand did not work. I had to construct something so that the calendar would sit up on my desk. This was a waste of money. I will never buy this calendar again.
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Review 6 for David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2014 Desk Calendar
This review is from David Allen Sibley The Birder's Year 2013 Desk Calendar.
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Location: Summerville, SC

Date:December 31, 2012
Pros: High Quality Materials, Makes A Great Gift, great for the novice birder, great for the family or friend birder
Do you like birds? Do you know someone who likes bird facts? This daily calendar is great for you or your friends/family to discuss or learn bird facts. This calendar gives you the location, illustration, name and migration pattern of the birds featured. You can save them or use the back for notepaper. This calendar will delight the novice or the birder in your family or circle of friends. It makes a perfect gift for any occasion. It doesn't take up much room to display, but will bring pleasure every day of the year!