Confessions of a bird watcher

by Roger Barton | Pets & Animals | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by SAMMY-SAMSEL of St. Louis, Missouri USA on 2/19/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by SAMMY-SAMSEL from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Saturday, February 19, 2005
discarded by library; hardback; 236pp; published, 1974

Some people, like Roger Barton, are born bird watchers; of the 11 million whom the 1960 Census classified as, among other things, birders, several million probably lucked into the hobby much later in life than Mr. Barton, who took to birds when he was in elementary school. There are, for instance, myriads of housewives, chained to the kitchen sink, who have found that what the birds are doing outside the window is a lot more rewarding than keeping an eye on the dirty breakfast dishes.

For seven years Mr. Barton has lived on a farm in Hunterdon County, in the extreme western part of New Jersey, a pleasant rural agricultural area where he has identified 148 species of birds. Not content with the locally available, however, he and his wife have roamed widely in pursuit of their mutual avocation over a period of many years; this book details their travels and sightings all over the United States and elsewhere in the world, from Trinidad to Iceland. They have explored the Atlantic Flyway from Florida to the Massachusetts capes; the Middle Flyways, home of Mississippi kites and Kirtland's warblers; the Pacific Flyway, where bird life abounds from the rain forest of the Olympic Peninsula to the desert areas around the Salton Sea. Their eyes have been open to see shrews and turtles, wild orchids and Pine Barrens gentians. In recent years, they have been particularly observant and concerned about the environment protection so necessary if people and birds are to survive at all.

Thus you will find here more than a handbook for bird watching, though the emphasis, including a chapter on becoming a birder painlessly, is on feathered creatures.

Journal Entry 2 by SAMMY-SAMSEL at Daniel Boone Library in Ballwin, Missouri USA on Thursday, February 24, 2005

Released 19 yrs ago (2/24/2005 UTC) at Daniel Boone Library in Ballwin, Missouri USA



outside, by support column, inside ziploc bag

Journal Entry 3 by SeamusK from Chesterfield, Missouri USA on Saturday, March 19, 2005
I found the book outside the local public library. I had heard about Bookcrossing on NPR but never expected to actually come across a book.


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