New Book on the World's Rarest Birds to Appear Soon!


The Rare Birds Yearbook is currently in production by Erik Hirschfeld in association with BirdLife International. The book will cover the 189 critically endangered species of birds in the world and a considerable sum for each copy sold will go straight to conservation.

Rare Birds Yearbook will be published in October 2007 and will then appear annually. The 270 colour pages will be devoted to latest news and facts on the world’s rarest birds and will contain features as well as a directory and statistics. The features will cover, among other items, Balearic Shearwater, the people behind descriptions of new species and how isotope patterns in feathers can help conservation.

Until July 15th this summer, a photo competition with excellent prizes from high-quality optics company Minox runs at www.rarebirdsyearbook.com. The list of species that can be entered into the competition can be found at the website. Further information can be obtained from the website or by mailing the editor.

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Written by: Erik Hirschfeld