How to Be a (Bad) Birdwatcher
Registered by GoryDetails of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 3/2/2017
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I got this good-condition ex-library hardcover from Better World Books. It's a dry and droll look at bird-watching from a very personal viewpoint; the author's idea is that he's a "bad" birdwatcher because he doesn't do the extreme lifelist/year-of-birding expeditions (see The Big Year for examples of that) but mainly enjoys spotting birds wherever he happens to be. That said, he gathers a fair amount of knowledge about types of birds, their favorite habitats, how to spot them just by listening, and more... I enjoyed his personal anecdotes about special sightings, not always of rare birds but always of something exquisite. There are humorous bits about the Little Brown Jobs - the many varieties of small, brownish birds that are difficult for experts to tell apart and impossible for the casual birder; notes on how birdwatching can enliven a family walk; an appreciation for the long-distance migration of birds; and much more. Quite charming - and I'm proud to be a "bad" birdwatcher myself!
Journal Entry 2 by GoryDetails at Little Free Library - 184 Huron Ave. in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, February 24, 2018
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