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The Ardent Birder: On the Craft of Birdwatching
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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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.