Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola: A whole lot of stuff about birdwatching by Sean Dooley
Allen & Unwin Pty LTD | October 1, 2007 | English | ISBN: 1741752728 | 276 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola is a guide to the secret world of birdwatching. It has all the stuff the real guides don't tell you: how to look cool in binoculars, how not to get stuck with a bird bore, how to start your own bird list, what not to wear, whether birds have penises and so on. Using an alphabetic template, it's an insight into the language, behaviour, haunts and habits of both birders and birds. Ranging far and wide, Sean covers birdwatching from the perspective of environmental issues, politics, literature, sociology and ornithology, all with a deft touch that both informs and entertains.