Birding Without Borders

An Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World

Noah Strycker, foreword by Kenn Kaufman
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An account of Noah Strycker's record-breaking year when he spotted 6,042 of the world's 10,000 species of birds. Traveling to 41 countries, on all seven continents, with a backpack, binoculars and a series of one-way tickets, it was the greatest adventure in birding.

There are 10,000 species of birds in the world, in 2015 Noah Strycker spotted 6,042 of them entering the Guinness Book of World Records. Noah Strycker set himself a goal: to become the first person to see half the world's birds in one year.

Travelling to 41 countries, on all seven continents, with a backpack, binoculars and a series of one-way tickets, it was the greatest adventure in birding. Noah journeys to Madagascar, India, Central Africa and South America and meets a colourful cast of fellow birders across the world. He discovers a world of blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation and conservation triumphs, and finds that sometimes the rarest birds show up in the most familiar of places. Birding Without Borders is a celebration of birdwatching and in exploring the world, Noah provides a lesson in living life to the full from a birder's perspective.

Author bio:

Noah Strycker is a photographer, writer and associate editor of Birding magazine. He has been an on-board ornithologist on a cruise ship in Antarctica, and has also written for a wide variety of bird magazines. He is also the author of Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica.

Category: Natural history
ISBN: 9781800810112
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Souvenir Press
Pub Date: January 2022
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Wildlife: birds & birdwatching