Most people dream of packing in their humdrum city life, selling up and heading off into the unknown for a life of adventure. For Ruth Miller and Alan Davies this dream became a reality, albeit with a twist; they decided to pack in their jobs, sell their house and take on the ultimate birder's challenge - to smash the world record for the number of species seen in one calendar year. This book is the story of their great expedition, searching for birds from Ecuador to Ethiopia via Argentina, Australia and Arizona. We follow this birding odyssey as they rachet up the species and the stamps in their passports, sharing in amazing birding experiences such as monkey-hunting Harpy Eagles in the Brazilian rain forest, seedsnipes in the Peruvian highlands and lekking bustards in South Africa, all leading to the ultimate question - will they break the magic 4, 000? Written in an accessible style, this book will be of great interest to birders, readers of travel literature, and to people who simply enjoy a good adventure!We were still so filthy from our previous trip in Ethiopia that we felt rather like Crocodile Dundee in New York. ... Even taking several showers to clean up, we did our utmost to get full use out of the abundant toiletries, fluffy bathrobes and slippers that ... Back in 2007, wea#39;d identified a company called Birdwatching East Africa, which offered short birdwatching packages around the Nairobi area. ... Back in his Toyota Corolla, Paul chatted away to us about his experience as a wildlife guide.
|Title||:||The Biggest Twitch|
|Author||:||Alan Davies, Ruth Miller|
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-01-15|