Saturday, August 31, 2013

Book Review

Birders – Tales of a Tribe
by Mark Cocker
For thirty years, Mark Cocker has been a member of a community of obsessed people
who sacrifice most of their spare time, a good deal of money, time with family, or even their
own lives to watch birds. Birders is a captivating invitation to join the “tribe” introducing its
rules, equipment, characters and even language such as “twitch”(spotting a rare bird) and
“bins”(binoculars). This book reveals the drama, thrills and swashbuckling excitement of bird
watching. It is a layman's invitation to share an unlikely obsession.
Review by Barbie Freeman

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