David Sibley is a renowned American illustrator, specialized in drawing birds and author, among others, of the famous guide ‘The Sibley guide to Birds’ which covers more than 900 species, as well as its little siblings ‘The Sibley field guide to birds of Western North America’ and ‘The Sibley field guide to birds of Eastern North America’, which are formatted more suitable for taking to the field and also deal in greater detail with specific variations.
Killian Mullarney is an Irish bird illustrator, author of many of the drawings of the best bird guide in Europe: the famous ‘Collins bird guide’, which has been translated into more than 14 languages and will soon publish its long-awaited third edition.
Martí Franch, who will moderate this discussion, is also an excellent illustrator, responsible without going any further of half of the drawings of the recent Atlas of breeding birds of Catalonia, of those of the Altas of the birds of Catalonia in winter or of the illustrations of butterflies of the Museum of Granollers.
This discussion will deal about how a bird guide is made, what is the experience of each of them when working as a team (Mullarney) or alone (Sibley), what method is used when they take field notes or if they work from collections. In short, a talk that will please any fan who wants to know a little more closely the responsible for two of the best bird guides in the world.