Birdbook: Saltwater and Shore


Edited by Kirsten Irving and Jon Stone

The fourth and final volume of Sidekick’s wildly ambitious Birdbook series. New illustrations and poems documenting over 40 British species, including the razorbill, the avocet, the puffin, the peregrine and the oystercatcher. Poets include Philip Gross, Vahni Capildeo, Sasha Dugdale, Jasmine Ann Cooray, Fran Lock, Harry Giles and Jane Yeh.

Printed on Swedish Munken paper with a spot-gloss finished cover, and a foreword by Matt Merritt, author of A Sky Full of Birds.

140pp, ISBN 978-1-909560-21-5

Please note: Due to customs issues, we can no longer ship directly to Europe. European friends, please order from our distributors at Inpress or through your local bookshop.

20 in stock


Birdbook: Saltwater and Shore is the final volume of Sidekick’s wildly ambitious Birdbook series – a collaborative alternative ornothopaedia where every species gets equal billing. This time we find ourselves splashing into the sea, before being gathered in again at its outcrops, outposts, briny mouths and sandy fringes, where well-established stars like the puffin jostle with the lesser-known knot, scaup and razorbill, the whimbrel, spoonbill and turnstone. It’s a bustling, polyphonic cliffside colony of a book, a multitude of individual voices and dynamic images poised to spill into the air and take flight in the willing imagination.


Carmen Ashworth, Jean Atkin, Annabel Banks, A.K. Blakemore, Erika Bülow-Osborne, Vahni Capildeo, Jennifer (Jen) Cardno, Monika Cilmi, Jasmine Ann Cooray, Lois Cordelia, Holly Corfield Carr, Clare Corfield Carr, Rishi Dastadar, Aviva Dautch, Sasha Dugdale, Matthew Francis, S.J. Fowler, Sophie Gainsley, Harry Giles, Philip Gross, Cliff Hammett, Will Harris, Rob Hindle, Kirsten Irving, Chris Jones, May Kindred-Boothby, James Kuszewski, Michael La Bouchard, Alice Lee, Fran Lock, Ceri May, Olivia McCannon, Lindsey Miles, Maija Nygren, Sarah Ogilvie, Abi Palmer, Rondi Park, Phoebe Power, D.A. Prince, Kevin Reinhardt, Tamzin Riches, Aki Schilz, Martha Sprackland, Eloise Stonborough, Jon Stone, David Tait, Miki Tillett, Wyland Tondelier, Tiffany Anne Tondut, Anna Tench, Kate Wakeling, Li Williams, Ryan Van Winkle, Jennifer Wong, Jane Yeh.