This book should not exist!
In an ideal world this book, and the official Red List of the most vulnerable birds in the UK it is based on, would not be needed. But the world is far from ideal and our bird populations are declining at an alarming rate. In the past few years alone the once widespread Wryneck has ceased breeding in the UK altogether and has dropped off the list completely. Which species will be next?
Red Sixty Seven is 67 love letters to our most vulnerable species, each beautifully illustrated by some of the best wildlife artists around, showcasing a range of styles as varied as the birds in these pages. All of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to BTO and RSPB to further their work on Red-listed birds. Contributors include Chris Packham, Ann Cleeves, Samuel West, Natalie Bennett, David Lindo, Gill Lewis, Darren Woodhead, Carry Akroyd, Jane Smith, and Patrick Barkham.
"[...] This is a delightful and informative book that succeeds due to the talent, enthusiasm and knowledge of its contributors. To describe it as a coffee table book would sound derogatory, but this perhaps is exactly where it should be left – for your friends to pick up, explore, buy for themselves or as a gift. It is not overpriced and the money it raises could help reverse the decline of some of these threatened birds. These sensitive species are indicators of a more widespread decline in our wildlife: they are the tip of the iceberg, and we all know what is happening to icebergs."
– Barry Gray, Ibis 163(1), January 2021
"The book is well worth £20 of anyone's money. The whole product is beautifully designed, from the bold red cover to the double-page spreads of authored account and corresponding artwork on the facing page. [...] The 67 artists employ a range of techniques and styles, from detailed field sketches to graphic art, which make the book a delight to dip into. We all have our favourite species that feature on this list and will turn eagerly to see them represented i perhaps new and unfamiliar ways."
– Adrian Pitches, British Birds 113, November 2020
"[...] Red Sixty Seven is a wonderful conglomerate of work from some of our finest authors and artists. You can't fail to be enamoured by it. It's captivating and looks fantastic. At £19.99, it's an absolute bargain. The fact that buying one will only benefit our most endangered birds makes it an essential purchase It's already been so popular that the first print run has sold out,"
– Josh Jones, BirdGuides.com