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The biggest twitch : around the world in 4,000 birds

Author: Alan Davies; Ruth Miller
Publisher: London : A & C Black, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Davies, Alan.
Biggest Twitch : Around the World in 4,000 birds.
London : A & C Black, ©2010
Named Person: Alan Davies; Ruth Miller
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Davies; Ruth Miller
ISBN: 9781408134047 1408134047 9781408134320 1408134322
OCLC Number: 720013593
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Prologue: 1 January, 4am, Arizona; Part One: New year, new world; 1-3 January, Arizona, USA; 4-11 January, Mexico; 11-12 January, Houston, USA; 12-27 January, Ecuador; Part Two: African adventure; 28 January-1 February, North Wales; 2-26 February, Ethiopia; 26-27 February, Kenya; 27 February-16 March, Ghana; Part Three: European springtime; 17-18 March, UK; 19-25 March, Cyprus; 26 March-12 April, Spain; Part Four: Back across the pond; 13-16 April, Texas: Part One; 17-21 April, Panama. 22-24 April, Texas: Part Two25 April-1 May, California; 1-6 May, Canada; 7-11 May, Cape May, USA; Part Five: Europe high and low; 12-14 May, North Wales; 15-28 May, Cyprus and Turkey; 30 May-12 June, Finland, Estonia and Norway; Part Six: Latin reprise; 14-30 June, Brazil: Part One; 1-7 July, Argentina; 9-14 July, Brazil: Part Two; 15 July-10 August, Peru; 12-25 August, UK: Bird Fair and the Banker; Part Seven: Back to Africa; 26 August-10 September, South Africa: Part One; 11-29 September, Zambia and Malawi; 29 September-4 October, South Africa: Part Two; 5-7 October, Namibia. Part Eight: End game9 October-6 November, Australia; 8-13 November, Malaysia; 14 November-17 December, India; 21-31 December, Southern Ecuador; Epilogue: Life after The Biggest Twitch; Photographs.
Responsibility: by Alan Davies, Ruth Miller.

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This is the story of a birding odyssey, following the authors' quest to smash the world record for the number of species seen in one calender year.  Read more...

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'There are casual birdwatchers and there are twitchers who'll fly halfway around the world to spot a cactus wren. Davies and Miller are the latter...entertaining anecdotes with real honesty...even Read more...

 
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