Forthcoming in the Bookshop: summer 2022


Summer is almost here, and with it comes a wave of exciting announcements about new book releases.

Whether you’re birding in your back garden, hitting up your patch for our #LocalBigYear challenge or heading off to a more exotic destination this season, there’s something coming up for everyone.

We start with the announcement of the hugely anticipated third edition of the Collins Bird Guide. Fully updated, this classic tome remains the benchmark identification guide for Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, accounting for an array of new taxonomic updates. This is a timeless guide that has proven immensely popular in its previous two incarnations and we expect this to continue when the third edition is released at the end of the summer (currently expected 1 September). For a limited time only, save up to 20% with our pre-publication offer!

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Another new book from Harper Collins – Ponds, Pools and Puddles – is set to join the Collins New Naturalist Library from 4 August. Both hardback and paperback versions are available to purchase from the store.

Estrildid Finches of the World is now available to purchase. Inside this hefty hardback book, G J Huisman has compiled an unprecedented photographic, descriptive and factual guide to all 34 genera of these extraordinary finches over 369 pages. Including 1,052 fully coloured photographs and 146 distribution maps showcasing all species and subspecies, it's safe to say this is an essential for the bookshelf.


Other new additions to the bookshop are detailed below (click the links for more information):

Penguins: The Ultimate Guide (second edition) 
ISBN: 9780691233574
RRP: £28.00

Helm Wildlife Guides: Birds of the Lesser Antilles
ISBN: 9781472989611
RRP: £16.99

Helm Wildlife Guides: Birds of South Africa
ISBN: 9781472990808
RRP: £16.99

Swan: Portrait of a Majestic Bird, from Mythical Meanings to the Modern Day
ISBN: 9781800073364
RRP: £9.99