Monday, January 18, 2010

Extreme Birding | The Big Year | Fowl Obsession

I don't know when I've been so entertained by a book on birding. Actually this is the first one I've ever read and I am only on page 181 of 268. This was the top book at the free book exchange at my local Post Office one day last week and I snatched it up immediately. I was thrilled that the upcoming long weekend would be the perfect time to sit down with it. It is wonderful. THE BIG YEAR, A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik. I really can't put it down but I had to this morning because I had a real estate showing.
It is the tale of many world-class birders in the US who took off for one year to see how many birds they could see. This isn't a sport/hobby for sissies. You have to be tough and it helps to have money because it can be very expensive. Some did it on the cheap and were successful too.
I don't want to ruin it for you but I can promise you will learn a lot about the inside of a true birder's head and be totally entertained with the trials and tribulations of this competitive sport that's so much more than a hobby. Even couch birdwatchers will love it. Go to the library right now and reserve it. I know you'll be happy you did. Rosemary
I blogged about another book on birding but still haven't read LIFE LIST by Olivia Gentile. Maybe that will be next on my list.

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Kate said...

Our family goes birding! It started with a science fair project about 18 years ago! I will be getting this book for my daughter...she can have it after I read it! Thanks for sharing.

red ticking said...

you have a very charming blog... just love it.. x pam