NHBS | Everything for Wildlife, Science & Environment

Secure Worldwide Shopping

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher: To the Glory of Life

Simon Barnes (Author), Alex Fox (Illustrator)
Paperback | Mar 2006 | #162947 | ISBN: 1904977057
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £7.99 | $13/€10 approx.
Add To Basket
Hardback | Sep 2004 | #149899 | ISBN: 190409595X
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £9.99 | $17/€13 approx.
Add To Basket

Look out of the window. See a bird. Enjoy it. Congratulations. You are now a bad birdwatcher. 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.

""Do you have any binoculars?" "No." "Waterproofs?" "No." "Wellingtons?" "No." It is an inauspicious start to my plan of spending a day birdwatching with Simon Barnes, but – I hasten to point out – it will at least give him the chance to test out the thesis of his new book: How to Be a Bad Birdwatcher. In it he claims that everybody has the capacity to recognise their local feathered friends and that by learning simply to look out of the window from time to time, we can all have our lives enriched by a little avian appreciation."
- Lucy Mangan, The Guardian, 27/09/2004

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

View other products from the same publisher


Related organisations include:

If you are involved in a scientific, conservation or environmental organisation and would like to be listed, please see our NHBS-Xchange information page.

Why Buy From NHBS?

gratis books
Supporting Conservation

Your orders support book donation projects

Amazing Experience

We welcome the range and price of boxes available and have been delighted with the speedy service compared to other suppliers.

John Poland

Read more customer testimonials

Unique Product Range

Search and browse over 110,000 wildlife and science products

Unique Product Range
Rapid Global Service

Multi-currency. Secure worldwide shipping

Natural History Experts

Wildlife, science and conservation since 1985