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Now revered as one of North America's top birders, Kenn Kaufman hit the road at age sixteen and spent a year crisscrossing the country to see as many birds as he could, in a birding competition known as a "big year." In what has become a classic among birders, this memoir chronicles the subculture of birding in the 1970s and a teenager's search for his place in the world. In a new afterword, Kaufman looks at the evolution of bird-listing since his own big year.

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'Kenn Kaufman is a legend among birders. At sixteen he hitchhiked back and forth across North America, traveling eighty thousand miles in a year, simply to see as many birds as he could; he came back to tell the story in KINGBIRD HIGHWAY. A field editor for AUDUBON and a regular contributor to every major birding magazine, he is the youngest person ever to receive the Ludlow Griscom Award, the highest honor of the American Birding Association. His natural history pursuits have taken him to all seven continents, but he has made a special study of North American birds. His books include LIVES OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS, the PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO ADVANCED BIRDING, and the FOCUS GUIDE TO BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. He resides in Tucson, Arizona.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618709403
Author:
Kaufman, Kenn
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Kaufman, Kenn
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
United States Description and travel.
Subject:
Mexico Description and travel.
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Line drawings
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.26x5.62x.84 in. .75 lbs.

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Now revered as one of North America's top birders, Kenn Kaufman hit the road at age sixteen and spent a year crisscrossing the country to see as many birds as he could, in a birding competition known as a "big year." In what has become a classic among birders, this memoir chronicles the subculture of birding in the 1970s and a teenager's search for his place in the world. In a new afterword, Kaufman looks at the evolution of bird-listing since his own big year.
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