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.
"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