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The Reluctant Twitcher: A Quite Truthful Account of My Big Birding Year
By Richard Pope and Graeme Gibson (foreword by)
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Publisher Dundurn Pr Ltd
Publication date September 30, 2009
Pages 216
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781554884582
ISBN-10 1554884586
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $35.00
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Richard Pope, author of Me n Len: Life in the Haliburton Bush, 1900-1940 and the voyageur epic Superior Illusions, is a recently retired professor of Russian literature and culture at York University and a long-standing member of the Ontario Ornithological Club and the Ontario Field Ornithologists. He and his wife, Felicity, live in Cobourg, Ontario.

The human side of birding comes to the fore in The Reluctant Twitcher, a serious yet humorous account of birds and birding and the art of chasing rarities. Richard Pope, a lifelong birder, had successfully avoided this latter pursuit for many years but capitulated in 2007 when he embarked on his "Big Year," the object being to record at least three hundred birds in Ontario within that calendar period.

Almost instantly, a relatively normal birdwatcher morphed into a "twitcher," albeit reluctantly, pursuing rare species of birds from Rainy River to the Ottawa and well beyond his wildest expectations. Though it was a challenge that was not without trials and disappointments, Pope describes all his adventures with self-deprecating humour. Not just another book on birding, Pope’s unique approach is supported by an array of exceptional colour photographs.



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from Dundurn Pr Ltd (September 30, 2009)
9781554884582 | details & prices | 216 pages | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Richard Pope, author of Me n Len: Life in the Haliburton Bush, 1900-1940 and the voyageur epic Superior Illusions, is a recently retired professor of Russian literature and culture at York University and a long-standing member of the Ontario Ornithological Club and the Ontario Field Ornithologists.
from Dundurn Pr Ltd (September 7, 2009)
9781770705357 | details & prices | 216 pages | List price $11.99
About: The human side of birding comes to the fore in The Reluctant Twitcher, a serious yet humorous account of birds and birding and the art of chasing rarities.
from Dundurn Pr Ltd (September 7, 2009)
9781223014470 | details & prices | 216 pages | List price $11.99
About: Richard Pope, author of Me n Len: Life in the Haliburton Bush, 1900-1940 and the voyageur epic Superior Illusions, is a recently retired professor of Russian literature and culture at York University and a long-standing member of the Ontario Ornithological Club and the Ontario Field Ornithologists.

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