Win a Copy of ‘The World’s Rarest Birds’

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Win a Copy of ‘The World’s Rarest Birds’

Gorgeous, photo-filled book highlights endangered, often unknown, birds.

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Published: 09/01/2013

We're giving away five copies of The World's Rarest Birds, Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below, and be sure to include a viable email address (it won't show up on the page). The official rules are below. The contest ends at midnight, Friday, September 27, 2013. In the meantime, here's a review of the book, written by Emma Bryce. Good luck!


Ever wondered what a white-bellied cinclodes looked like in full display? Or just how silvery the silvery woodpigeon is? Now, a series of bold images will tell you, as Princeton University Press announces the winners of a photography competition designed to highlight the plight of endangered--and often unknown--birds.   


Giveaway Rarest Birds. W5 cover insert
The World's Rarest Birds, by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still (Princeton University Press, $45)
The competition culminated in a dense, richly informative book titled The World's Rarest Birds, intended to support BirdLife International's Preventing Extinctions Programme. It offers a showcase of struggling birds globally--but each shot through a lens that celebrates their diversity, vibrance, elegance, and enthusiastic displays. The competition was the second of two designed to draw attention to threatened species and to fill the forthcoming book with images of their grandeur. The first was in 2010, and the latest ran in 2012, inviting applicants for two categories: critically endangered birds, and endangered birds.


For critically endangered birds, a photo of the white-bellied cinclodes took first place, showing the bird with it wings outspread, its beak opened in song (see below). It's the only known photograph of this species in display mode.



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3) The "The World's Rarest Birds Giveaway" ("Contest") is open from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on September 2, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. ET on September27, 2013.

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I wish I could see some of

I wish I could see some of these amazing birds in the wild...unfortunately this book is as close as I am ever likely to get!

Thanks for the giveaway…my

Thanks for the giveaway…my wife & daughters are dedicated bird-watchers !

It sounds really good.

It sounds really good.

Birds are our awesome

Birds are our awesome feathered friends. Would love this book!

I would love to learn about

I would love to learn about rare and endangered birds!

As a wildlife photographer, I

As a wildlife photographer, I would love to have this book to learn about rare and interesting bird species! It would certainly go to good use.

I am from generations of bird

I am from generations of bird lovers and would love to win this book!

I am totally bird obsessed!!

I am totally bird obsessed!! :-)

This would be a great book to

This would be a great book to have around the house. Thank you

My dad would LOVE this book.

My dad would LOVE this book. So beautiful!

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