How to be a Bad Birdwatcher, Hardback

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher Hardback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Even the baddest birdwatcher in the world knows something about birds.

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an anoraked twitcher with top-of-the-range binoculars to have a good time admiring our often-neglected feathered friends in the sky.

In this revolutionary approach to ornithology self-confessed bad birdwatcher Simon Barnes gives us the confidence and motivation to get pleasure from one of the simplest, cheapest hobbies there are: watching birds...without letting birdwatching get in the way.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd
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  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9781904095958



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Fuuny. More of the philoosophy of birdwatching. Doesn't actually contain any descriptions of any birds. But then there are 000s of other books that do, wheras this is the only book I know of that will consol you after a wet day not seeing anything - because of course you did see alot of things you just failed to recognise why they were interesting.

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Really enjoyable book. It has regenerated my interest in birds. It sums up the seeing a great-spotted woodpecker moment brilliantly.