Got birds. Story about birders engaged in a grueling battle for the North American birding record. Three obssessive birders set out on a frenetic pilgrimage in a grand, expensive and vicious 365-day marathon of birdwatching.
Eva L. reviewed The Big Year : A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession on
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I found this a fascinating look at a world that I never knew existed. The book as informative -- the author knows his birds -- and read like a fast-paced adventure. I would recommend to anyone. This is an glimpse at a group of people with a particular passion. (BTW, the amount of money spent is a great argument for protecting natural habitats, although not all birds were found in the wilds of N.A.)
I thought the movie looked like fun, then I learned it was based on a book of the same name. The movie didn't get good reviews, but the book did. I am so glad I got it--it was really fun and interesting about birders. There was actually some suspense about which of these three extraordinary individuals would win the Big Year! I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys a pleasant read.
"The Big Year is big fun. A rollicking, feather-ruffler of a read, this uproarious adventure of three men who flew over the cuckoo's nest in search for avian glory will have you cawing with laughter." -- Jeff Corwin, wildlife biologist, executive producer and host of Animal Planet's The Jeff Corwin Experience