By Sean Dooley
As a self-proclaimed twitcher—a birdwatching extremist who travels round the nation attempting to capture a glimpse of as many species of birds as possible—the writer took a 12 months off in 2002 with the target of seeing seven-hundred birds and thereby breaking the nationwide list for many birds obvious in a single yr. during this a laugh memoir, he recounts his quest, together with how he spent all of his inheritance from the premature loss of life of his mom and dad to make his dream a fact. Populated by means of strange characters and fascinating species of birds, this half confessional–part travelogue for either chicken nerds and the final inhabitants follows the writer as he works out what it skill to be basic regardless of his surprisingly avid compulsion towards twitching.
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As a self-proclaimed twitcher—a birdwatching extremist who travels round the kingdom attempting to seize a glimpse of as many species of birds as possible—the writer took a yr off in 2002 with the objective of seeing seven hundred birds and thereby breaking the nationwide list for many birds obvious in a single 12 months.
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