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The Ardent Birder: On the Craft of Birdwatching

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If you wash dishes with binoculars around your neck, own more spotting scopes than shoes, and read the Bird Chat listerv before and after your first cup of coffee, then you can only be one thing: an ardent birder. Biology professor and lifelong devotee of our fine feathered friends Todd Newberry has written 50 short essays that range from meditations on bird-watchers' dail ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Ten Speed Press
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Seana
Nov 18, 2012 Seana rated it it was amazing
Oddly, two different people asked for this book in the bookstore I work at yesterday. Oddly, because it's not new. But they reminded me how much I love this book, and I'm not even a birder. Though it really is for birders, it is also about how to move in the world with civility, grace and awareness.

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Apr 16, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok
Not as helpful as I'd expected. The stories were interesting but not particularly helpful to a beginner. Perhaps broader appeal to a more experienced birder.
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Some good tips in this book.
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Lots of practices that apply to life as much as to birding.
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