How to be a Bad Birdwatcher

Published by Short Books on 2nd September 2004

Look out of the window.

See a bird.

Enjoy it.

Congratulations. You are now a bad bird watcher.

Anyone who has ever gazed up at the sky or stared out of the window knows something about birds. In this funny, inspiring, eye-opening book, Simon Barnes paints a riveting picture of how bird-watching has framed his life and can help us all to a better understanding of our place on this planet.

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher shows why birdwatching is not the preserve of twitchers, but one of the simplest, cheapest and most rewarding pastimes around.