The Biggest Twitch: Around the World in 4,000 birds

The Biggest Twitch Around the World in birds Most people dream of packing in their humdrum city life selling up andheading off into the unknown for a life of adventure For Ruth Millerand Alan Davies this dream became a reality albeit with a tw

  • Title: The Biggest Twitch: Around the World in 4,000 birds
  • Author: Alan Davies Ruth Miller
  • ISBN: 9781408123874
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
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    Most people dream of packing in their humdrum city life, selling up andheading off into the unknown for a life of adventure For Ruth Millerand Alan Davies this dream became a reality, albeit with a twist theydecided to pack in their jobs, sell their house and take on theultimate birder s challenge to smash the world record for the numberof species seen in one calendarMost people dream of packing in their humdrum city life, selling up andheading off into the unknown for a life of adventure For Ruth Millerand Alan Davies this dream became a reality, albeit with a twist theydecided to pack in their jobs, sell their house and take on theultimate birder s challenge to smash the world record for the numberof species seen in one calendar year.This book is the story of their great expedition, searching for birdsfrom Ecuador to Ethiopia via Argentina, Australia and Arizona Wefollow this birding odyssey as they rachet up the species and thestamps in their passports, sharing in amazing birding experiences suchas monkey hunting Harpy Eagles in the Brazilian rain forest, seedsnipesin the Peruvian highlands and lekking bustards in South Africa, allleading to the ultimate question will they break the magic 4,000 Written in an accessible style, this book will be of great interest tobirders, readers of travel literature, and to people who simply enjoy agood adventure

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    • Jason Paulios says:

      My guilty pleasure read is usually a detailed birding adventure story. I followed this couple's blog as they tried to break the world record for most birds seen in a year and was excited to see the final summation. Ended up being a big 'meh'. There was no tension in this story, their race was to beat an old record and it never felt like they weren't going to succeed. I never got the feeling like they might give up due to mental exhaustion or whatnot. May have been more interesting if there was a [...]

    • Anne says:

      Pied Water-Tyrant, Bright-Rumped Attila, Sulphur-Breasted Bushshrike, Frilled Coquette, White-tipped Plantcutter,Tawny Tit-Spinetail, Striped Woodhaunter….What do these evocative and beautiful names have in common? They belong to just a handful of the birds seen by Alan Davies and Ruth Miller in 2008, along with literally thousands more…This book is a must for anyone who is interested in birds – the tale of Alan and Ruth’s adventure across the globe in their attempt to break the world re [...]

    • Robin says:

      While I am not a bird watcher, I have enjoyed reading four books about those who are, this being the latest in that genre. I am fascinated by the sport and the dedication of those who do bird watch. I am amazed at the lengths people will go to to see them,and the logistics and resources it takes to do so. Alan and Ruth undertook an interesting and in many ways unpredictable journey to see if they could break the world record for the number of birds seen in a calendar year, and they were successf [...]

    • Spurnlad says:

      Birding around the world while name-dropping; leeching off contacts and letting everyone know how well-loved and fabulous they are.The worst birding book I have ever read. If you want to read a good one, look at The Big Twitch by Sean Dooley, or Kingbird Highway by Kenn Kaufmann.

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