To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime Obsession by Dan Koeppel

SUMMARY: Excellent book by a son about his bird watching and listing obsessed father.

I am not really a bird watcher. I have a bird feeder in my back yard and see the birds. I can name some of them. But the author Dan Koeppel’s father is obsessed. I has travelled all over the world seeing and listing over 7000 species of birds. Reading this book kind of makes me want to pay more attention to birds, and see how many different kinds I have in my back yard. But this guy would travel the world, passing by the sights, looking only for birds. There were some interesting sounding birds such as the Monkey Eating Eagle and the Harpy Eagle. Other big listers as they are called are talked about. People who can identify birds simply by thier sounds. They sound like an interesting bunch. I love to travel, and maybe I will pay more attention to birds. But there is no way that I am going to travel halfway around the world JUST to look for birds!
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