Birdwatchingwatching : One Year, Two Men, Three Rules, Ten Thousand Birds, Paperback Book

Birdwatchingwatching : One Year, Two Men, Three Rules, Ten Thousand Birds Paperback

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Alex Horne is not a birdwatcher. But his dad is, so with the prospect of fatherhood looming on his own horizon, Alex decided there was no better time to really get to know both his father and his father's favourite hobby.

So he challenged his dad to a Big Year: from 1 January to 31 December they would each try to spot as many birds as possible; the one who spied the most species would be the victor.

Along the way Alex would find out what makes his dad tick, pick up a bit of fatherly wisdom and perhaps even 'get into' birdwatching himself. Join Alex as he journeys from Barnes to Bahrain in this charming tale of obsession, manliness, fathers and sons, and the highly amusing twists and turns of a year-long bird race.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, Integrated line drawings
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780753515761

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Is this fiction or biography?? I decided biography. You need to be interested in birds for this, although there are some humorous bits too. Man and his father have a competition to see who can spot the most bird species in a year. I found it quite motivational but had had enough of it by the end!

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