Extreme Birder: One Woman's Big Year by Lynn E. Barber,Thomas R. Dunlap PDF

By Lynn E. Barber,Thomas R. Dunlap

One lady . . . twelve months . . . 723 species of birds. . .  In 2008, Lynn Barber's ardour for birding led her to force, fly, sail, stroll, stalk, and take a seat looking for birds in twenty-five states and 3 provinces. Traveling more than 175,000 miles, she set a twenty-first century checklist on the time, moment to just another individual in history.  Over 272 days, Barber saw 723 species of birds in North the United States north of Mexico, recording a extraordinary 333 new species in January yet, with the dwindling returns usual to important yr birding, basically 8 in December, a month that came across her crisscrossing the continent from Texas to Newfoundland, from Washington to Ontario. within the months among, she felt each severe of weather, future health, and emotion. yet, even if ultimately recognizing an elusive Blue Bunting or seeing 3 species of eiders overnight, she used to be additionally challenged, encouraged, and rewarded by means of approximately each experience. Barber's magazine from her American Birding Association-sanctioned colossal Year covers the highlights of her treks to forests, canyons, mountain levels, deserts, oceans, lakes, and diverse spots in between.  Written within the casual variety of a diary, it captures the aspect, humor, demanding situations, and enjoyable of an excellent experience travelogue and likewise conveys the striking variety of North American birds and habitat. For genuine or would-be “travel birders,” Lynn Barber’s severe Birder presents a desirable, binoculars-eye view of 1 of the best-loved hobbies of nature fanatics everywhere."Lynn Barber demanding situations a historically male-dominated pursuit--the birding massive year--and is profitable past her wildest goals. She is an notion for all who love event, nature, and birds."--Lynn Hassler, writer, Birds of the yank Southwest

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