Big Twitch: One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time - a True Story about Birdwatching
Sean Dooley seems like a well adjusted, functioning member of society but beneath the respectable veneer he harbours a dark secret. He is a hard-core birdwatcher (aka twitcher').
Sean takes a year off to try to break the Australian twitching record - he has to see more than 700 birds in twelve months. Travelling the length and breadth of Australia, he stops at nothing in search of this birdwatching Holy Grail, blowing his inheritance, his career prospects and any chance he has of finding a girlfriend.
Part confessional, part travelogue, this is a true story about obsession. It's about seeking the meaning of life, trying to work out what normal' is, and searching for the elusive Grey Falcon (the bird, not the car). Sean's story of how he followed his childhood dream of becoming a national champion is both inspiring and ridiculous. Could this be the most pathetic great achievement in Australian history?
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Review: Big Twitch: One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time-A True Story about BirdwatchingUser Review - Diane - Goodreads
The Big Twitch is the Australian equivalent of "The Big Year" - an attempt to see the most birds possible in one year. In 2002, Sean Dooley decides to try to see 700 birds in one year in Australia ... Read full review
Review: Big Twitch: One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time-A True Story about BirdwatchingUser Review - Paul Dodd - Goodreads
A must read for all birders! Sean has a self-deprecating sense of humour that makes this book a joy to read (and re-read!) Read full review
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Looking from the outside Dan Koeppel sees what Sean Dooley can't.
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