Birders

From the publisher:

Since 1972 Mark Cocker has been a member of a community of obsessional people, almost all male, who sacrifice most of their spare time, a good deal of money, sometimes their chances of a partner or family, even occasionally their lives, to watch birds. Birders is the story of 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.

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