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To See Every Bird on Earth - A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession-logo

To See Every Bird on Earth - A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession

Dan Koeppel

Richard Koeppel’s obsession began at age twelve, in Queens, New York, when he first spotted a Brown Thrasher, and jotted the sighting in a notebook. Several decades, one failed marriage, and two sons later, he set out to see every bird on earth, becoming a member of a subculture of competitive bird watchers worldwide all pursuing the same goal. Over twenty-five years, he collected over seven thousand species, becoming one of about ten people ever to do so. To See Every Bird on Earth explores the thrill of this chase, a crusade at the expense of all else—for the sake of making a check in a notebook. A riveting glimpse into a fascinating subculture, the book traces the love, loss, and reconnection between a father and son, and explains why birds are so critical to the human search for our place in the world.

Richard Koeppel’s obsession began at age twelve, in Queens, New York, when he first spotted a Brown Thrasher, and jotted the sighting in a notebook. Several decades, one failed marriage, and two sons later, he set out to see every bird on earth, becoming a member of a subculture of competitive bird watchers worldwide all pursuing the same goal. Over twenty-five years, he collected over seven thousand species, becoming one of about ten people ever to do so. To See Every Bird on Earth explores the thrill of this chase, a crusade at the expense of all else—for the sake of making a check in a notebook. A riveting glimpse into a fascinating subculture, the book traces the love, loss, and reconnection between a father and son, and explains why birds are so critical to the human search for our place in the world.
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

Richard Koeppel’s obsession began at age twelve, in Queens, New York, when he first spotted a Brown Thrasher, and jotted the sighting in a notebook. Several decades, one failed marriage, and two sons later, he set out to see every bird on earth, becoming a member of a subculture of competitive bird watchers worldwide all pursuing the same goal. Over twenty-five years, he collected over seven thousand species, becoming one of about ten people ever to do so. To See Every Bird on Earth explores the thrill of this chase, a crusade at the expense of all else—for the sake of making a check in a notebook. A riveting glimpse into a fascinating subculture, the book traces the love, loss, and reconnection between a father and son, and explains why birds are so critical to the human search for our place in the world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John McDonough

Length:

10h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

54:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

59:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:51