The Fever Pitch of birdwatching: the story of an obsession, and of the peopIe who share it, by one of Britain's leading birdwatchers.
Since 1972 Mark Cocker has been a member of a community of obsessional people, almost all male, who sacrifice most of their spare time, a good deal of money, sometimes their chances of a partner or family, even occasionally their lives, for birds. Birders is the story of this community, of its characters, its rules, its equipment (only a certain type of notebook will do), and il'i adventures -often hilariously funny, Birders is also a work of love -the stor of what birds can do to the human heart. Sales Points
“At last! An up to date examination of what makes birders tick. And about time too! Wonderfully written”
“A natural history version of "Fever Pitch"... Reading it may even make you want to try out this strangely addictive past time for yourself”
“Cocker is undoubtedly the best contemporary writer on birding issues”