Effin' Birds: A Guide to Field Identification
By Aaron Reynolds
A compact, comprehensive and very silly field guide, featuring more than 200 of the best, rudest, and most hilarious Effin' Birds!
Publication date: Autumn 2019Buy
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The most eagerly anticipated new volume in the grand and noble profession of nature writing and bird identification. Sitting proudly alongside Sibley, Kaufman and Peterson, Effin' Birds: A Guide to Field Identification contains over 160 pages crammed full of the classic, monochrome plumage of vintage woodcut art which made the Effin' Birds a household name, and the full, Technicolour glory of John James Audubon’s most beautiful work. Including never-before-seen Birds, insults, and extra material, this Guide is a must-have for any Effin' Fan.
Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations and accompanying fowl-mouthed bird calls. Plus, descriptive captions indicating the type of bird and where you can find them in modern, working life. Each entry has no information at all on nesting, behaviour, food, eggs, feathers… err… flying? What else do birds do?
This field guide does include:
- Scientifically accurate and beautiful illustrations of birds
- Swearing. A lot of swearing.
- Incisive commentary on modern life and the world we, as humans, must navigate.
- … It’s just some pictures of fuckin' birds, ok?
The Effin’ Birds were created by Aaron Reynolds, the social media genius behind BatLabels and SwearTrek. He’s made his name being rude on the internet with serious pictures of birds to convey his day-to-day frustrations, funny encounters, and his most eye-roll-inducing office moments. By day, a software instructor, by night an internet sensation, Aaron owes his entire success to his young son who came up with the Eat Farts Eagle.
Effin' Birds: A Guide to Field Identification features such gems as the Nope Bird, the Gandalf Owl, and the More Fucking Meetings Duck, but this book takes the Effin Birds one step further by giving them context, backgrounds and lives of their own.
THE EFFIN' BOOK:
- Over 160 pages.
- Two 16 page colour plate sections featuring John James Audubon’s illustrations.
- Full colour dustjacket
- 222 x 178mm
- EXCLUSIVE pledge levels, including mugs, prints, and a bespoke, leather-bound notebook.
Aaron Reynolds makes a lot of weird stuff on the internet, he's the writer of @EffinBirds and @swear_trek and the curator of @BatLabels. In his spare time between being hilarious on social media, he's a software instructor, which is where most of his Effin' inspiration comes from.
- 14th March 2018 200%
Wow. A few months back when Editor Beth approached me about this project, I thought the pledge target for it was higher than I could manage. I am thrilled to have been so wrong.
I made a few stretch goal promises on Twitter, and we’ve hit them all! I said that if we reached 200%, I would do signed bookplates for every physical copy. So, if you pledged for any level that includes a hardcover book…13th February 2018 Welcome to the Effin' Campaign
Back in May when I started making Effin' Birds on Twitter I had no idea that I would find myself here. I have all of you to thank for it. And now I'd like to ask for your help in spreading this project as far and as wide as we can, to all of those people who won't know how much they need Effin' Birds in their life until you tell them.
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