Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World
Kenn Kaufman, Noah Strycker
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Published: 14th Oct '21
An account of Noah Strycker’s record-breaking year when he spotted 6,042 of the world’s 10,000 species of birds. Traveling to 41 countries, on all seven continents, with a backpack, binoculars and a series of one-way tickets, it was the greatest adventure in birding.
One of the Guardian’s Best Paperbacks of November ‘Astonishing … If by chance you can’t meet these 6,042 species yourself, this book is a close second’ Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Genius of Birds ‘Even readers who wouldn’t know a marvellous spatuletail from a southern ground hornbill will be awed’ Publishers Weekly Noah Strycker set himself a goal: to become the first person to see half the world’s 10,000 species of bird in one year. With an itinerary covering 41 countries, spanning all seven continents, and armed with a backpack, binoculars and a series of one-way tickets, he sets out on the greatest adventure in the birding world. Along the way he meets a colourful cast of fellow birders – and discovers a world of blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation and conservation triumphs. Vivid, charming and full of wonder, Birding Without Borders is a celebration of passion, exploration and the birders’ ethos that, if you keep your eyes and mind open, you never know what you might see.
|Dimensions||28 × 126 × 196 mm|