Big Twitch by Sean Dooley
One Man, One Continent, a Race Against Time-A True Story about Birdwatching

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As a self-proclaimed twitcher—a birdwatching extremist who travels around the country trying to catch a glimpse of as many species of birds as possible—the author took a year off in 2002 with the goal of seeing 700 birds and thereby breaking the national record for most birds seen in one year. In this amusing memoir, he recounts his quest, including how he spent all of his inheritance from the untimely death of his parents to make his dream a reality. Populated by unusual characters and interesting species of birds, this part confessional–part travelogue for both bird nerds and the general population follows the author as he works out what it means to be normal despite his unusually avid compulsion toward twitching.

About Sean Dooley

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Sean Dooley is a comedy writer for television. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and has performed a one-man show about birdwatching.
Published August 1, 2006 by Allen & Unwin. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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