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Title:
Happiness is a rare bird : living the birding life / by Gene Walz.
ISBN:
9780888015839
Publication Information:
Winnipeg, Manitoba : Turnstone Press, 2016.

©2016
Physical Description:
xiii, 189 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm.
Abstract:
"Gene Walz affords an insider's look into the hobbyist's passionate drive and quirky lingo. Learn of vagabonds, endemics, fall-out, jinx birds, and lifers. Just as colourful as the birds they seek, Walz sketches endearing and hilarious portraits of the many birders he meets out in the field. Birders are indeed a special breed."-- From publisher's website.

"Happiness is a Rare Bird makes a compelling argument for the pursuit of birding, combining an opportunity to enjoy nature with the chance to come together with generous, kindred spirits."-- From publisher's website.
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Gene Walz's Happiness is a Rare Bird is a celebration of birding.Through a series of humorous anecdotes detailing his adventures over every continent save Antarctica, Walz brings to life the avian beauty and grace he studies in the field. Glorying in both the common and exotic, he provides a gaggle of glorious details about bird life from a Prairie guy's perspective.Peer deeply into the mind of the birder. Gene Walz affords an insider's look into the hobbyist's passionate drive and quirky lingo. Learn of vagabonds, endemics, fall-out, jinx birds, and lifers.Just as colorful as the birds they seek, Walz sketches endearing and hilarious portraits of the many birders he meets out in the field. Birders are indeed a special breed.Happiness is a Rare Bird makes a compelling argument for the pursuit of birding, combining an opportunity to enjoy nature with the chance to come together with generous, kindred spirits.


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