I just finished reading a book published in May 2005 called To See Every
Bird on Earth by Dan Koeppel, written about his father, who was a "Big
Lister" with over 7000 species worldwide. Obviously, his father was
obsessive and the book is about their family relationships, or lack thereof,
as much as it is about the birds. I found it very readable and interesting
and highly recommend it. Made me realize what a slacker I am with my ever
so modest yard, state, North America, Maine, Florida, etc. lists. My wife
found it at Costco, and I'd be happy to loan my copy to anyone interested.
I also enjoyed Alan Tennant's On the Wing: To the Edge of the Earth with the
Peregrine Falcon. Another fascinating adventure.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy & Sylvia Harris" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 9:04 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Forest Info
> Hello all
> I just finished reading a great book (no, I'm not paid to say this) and
> thought I would pass on the info incase you haven't already read it. The
> book will help you understand the landscape and, therefore, what species
> can and should be out there. Also, it's fairly concise, so won't take you
> forever to read and is written for the casual observer.
> Reading the Forested Landscape, Tom Wessels
> BTW, I'd love to hear of any other books you all think are 'must reads'
> the New England naturalist (as we all are, even if only on the weekends).
> Also, are you feeling overly aggravated by deer flies on your birding
> expeditions? Try http://www.biconet.com/traps/deerflyPatch.html . I
> observed another birder with a big piece of tape on the back of his cap...
> a trap for deer flies!!! If you've had bad luck with birds that day you
> can still console yourself by taking a body count of the deer flies that
> would have bitten you. Muwahahahah!!!
> Sylvia Harris