The Fever Pitch of birdwatching: the story of an obsession, and of the peopIe who share it, by one of Britain's leading birdwatchers.
Since 1972 Mark Cocker has been a memberof a community of obsessional people who sacrifice most of their spare time, a good deal of money, sometimes their chances of a family, even occasionally their lives, to watch birds.
Birders is the story of a this community, of its characters, its rules, its equipment and its adventures - many of which are hilariously funny. Birders is also a work of love - the story of what birds can do to the human heart.
“At last! An up to date examination of what makes birders tick. And about time too! Wonderfully written”
“A natural history version of "Fever Pitch"... Reading it may even make you want to try out this strangely addictive past time for yourself”
“Cocker is undoubtedly the best contemporary writer on birding issues”