Birdfair 2012 in pictures, and our £50 voucher prize winner

Birdfair 2012 was another fair to remember for the NHBS team

We’d like to thank all of you who came to see us at the Birdfair, and helped make it such a success. And thanks to all those who participated in the NHBS Wildlife Workshops, and to Nick Baker for sharing his infectious enthusiasm for the world of mini-beasts – it was great fun to be able to demonstrate some of our products in action and to see so many young wildlife buffs catching the bug! (see pics below)

Congratulations to our Birdfair £50 NHBS Voucher prize winner – Jane Nicholls of Oakham, Rutland

Jane says:

“My whole garden is planned with wildlife in mind so I am genuinely delighted to have won this NHBS voucher. I think connection with nature is so important and I loved the live sessions in the Events Marquee at Birdfair this year: “Pond Dipping” with Nick Baker and “Moth Trapping” with Phil Sterling and Richard Lewington. I do hope that they will be repeated? Due to the presenters’ enthusiasm I have already purchased a pond dipping kit and butterfly net and would now be interested in buying the Trekker Field Microscope which would help with all aspects of identification and I know I would get a lot of pleasure using it. Birdfair is a really enjoyable and friendly event, has something of interest for everyone and raises money for bird conservation at the same time. Brilliant!”

Birdfair 2012 in pictures:


NHBS at Birdfair 2012: our biggest Birdfair yet

This year we are gearing up for our biggest Birdfair yet!

NHBS has a bigger and better stand this year featuring a new workshop area with a full schedule of events all weekend. Come along to find out more about ultrasound bat detecting, pond-dipping, wildlife photography and more. And join us in the main Birdfair Event Marquee daily for a big screen live moth-trapping event with Phil Sterling and Richard Lewington on Friday, and a ‘Virtual Pond Dip’ with Nick Baker on Saturday and Sunday. As always we look forward to meeting you there, out of the office and in person!

Here’s the full ‘NHBS at Birdfair 2012’ line-up – click to enlarge:

NHBS events programme fro Birdfair 2012








British Birdfair 2012: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th August, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Rutland, LE15 8BT

NHBS at Birdfair 2011 in photos

Thanks to everyone who came to the NHBS stand at Birdfair 2011, it was a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Here is our 2011 experience in photos:

NHBS at Birdfair 2011

Birdfair 2011: Friday 19th – Sunday 21st August

Birdfair Best Stand Award 2010
2010 was a good year!


NHBS are off to Rutland Water again this month for Birdfair 2011.

We look forward to seeing you all there again – as usual you will encounter a great range of books covering ornithology from all angles: field guides, monographs, avian science, photography; plus a wide selection of books concerning British and World wildlife: entomology, wildlife travel, natural history writing and much more.

You’ll also be able to browse a huge range of wildlife conservation equipment and field kit – and we are hoping you can come and chat with NHBS Ambassador, Nick Baker at the stand about all things wild, and see how he got on with the Stealth Gear One Man Chair Hide – probably on the Saturday (time to be confirmed…*CONFIRMED, see times here*)!

Come and see us in Marquee: 2, at Stands 15, 33, 34 and meet the authors that will be visiting the NHBS stand to sign copies of their books.

Birdfair 2011: NHBS Author Signings Schedule

Saturday 20th August

11.30am Nils van Duivendijk:  Advanced Bird ID Handbook

2pm Mike Unwin: The Atlas of Birds

3pm David Lindo: The Urban Birder

Sunday 21st August

11am Richard Crossley: The Crossley ID Guide

Birdfair 2011

What happened when NHBS went to Birdfair 2010?

NHBS would like to thank all our customers at Birdfair 2010 who helped make it a great escape from the office and a lot of fun!

And we would like to thank the organisers for giving us 1st Place in the Best Stand Awards – commercial (see picture below).

We enjoyed meeting you and we hope you enjoyed browsing our books and wildlife equipment – it was a busy and interesting weekend – made all the more interesting by some classic British weather! – and we hope most of you found what you were looking for.  Remember to get in touch if there’s anything you wanted that we were unable to bring with us…
Here are some pictures of NHBS at Birdfair 2010. Click on the images below to enlarge:

We still have a limited amount of signed copies of the following books available:

Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia by Miles McMullan, Thomas M. Donegan and Alsonso Quevedo
Atlas of Rare Birds by Dominic Couzens
Please specify that you would like a signed copy when you place your order so that we can let you know if they are still available, thanks.
Field Guide to the Birds of Colombia jacket image Atlas of Rare Birds jacket imageRSPB Gardening for Wildlife jacket image
We also received brand new copies of the new Helm Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East by Richard Porter and Simon Aspinall which you can buy from NHBS today
… and don’t forget Nils Van Duivendijk’s bestselling Advanced Bird ID Guide – no more signed copies available, unfortunately, but plenty in stock!
Field Guide to the Birds of the Middle East jacket imageAdvanced Bird ID Guide jacket image

Thanks again and see you next year!

NHBS at Birdfair 2010

We’ll be out and about next weekend selling books and wildlife equipment in the heart of rural England at the British Birdfair at Rutland Water. If you’re going we look forward to seeing you on the NHBS stand in Marquee 2.

As usual we will be hosting some authors at the NHBS stand – here’s a list of who will be signing copies of their books with us this year:

Friday 20th
11am Dominic Couzens Atlas of Rare Birds

Saturday 21st
11am Nils Van Duivendijk Advanced Bird ID Guide: The Western Palearctic
3pm Alan Davies and Ruth Miller The Biggest Twitch: Around the World in 4,000 Birds

Sunday 22nd
2pm Adrian Thomas RSPB Gardening for Wildlife: A Complete Guide to Nature-friendly Gardening

Atals of Rare Birds jacket imageAdvanced Bird ID Guide: The Western Palearctic jacket imageThe Biggest Twitch: Around the World in 4,000 Birds jacket imageRSPB Gardening for Wildlife jacket image

Bestselling Wildlife Equipment at the Birdfair

The equipment bestsellers at this year’s Birdfair were small items for entomology:

Bug Box Magnifying Pot – great for freshwater sampling, examining insects and other invertebrates.
Bug Box Magnifying Jar

Entomological Collecting Pots – for holding small invertebrates for examination, they also fit our Pooter so you can swap pots as you collect things. Sold as singles, or in packs of 5.

Entomological Collecting Pots

Pooter – for collecting small arthropods for identification and examination. An entomology essential!

British Birdwatching Fair 2008

The NHBS stand was very busy at the Birdfair this year – it was great to meet so many new and returning customers. Here’s Sir David Attenborough getting his copy of Albatross: Their World, their Ways signed by the author, Julian Fitter.

David Attenborough and Julian Fitter
Several authors signed copies of their books on our stand:

Jonathan Elphick & David Tipling – Great Birds of Britain & Europe: 200 Star Species

David Attenborough on the NHBS Stand at the British Birdfair