Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year - Neil Hayward - Unabridged

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Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Length: 10 hours and 55 minutes
Version: Unabridged
Language: English
Release Date: 26 July 2016
Format: MP3 320kbps or M4A 256kbps
Catalog ID: B01GU9FZQ8
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors

Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year (Unabridged)

Neil Hayward

Early in 2013 Neil Hayward was at a crossroads. He didn’t want to open a bakery or whatever else executives do when they quit a lucrative but unfulfilling job. He didn’t want to think about his failed relationship with ‘the one’ or his potential for ruining a new relationship with ‘the next one’. And he almost certainly didn’t want to think about turning 40. And so instead he went birding. Birding was a lifelong passion. It was only among the birds that Neil found a calm that had eluded him in the confusing world of humans. But this time he also found competition. His growing list of species reluctantly catapulted him into a Big Year – a race to find the most birds in one year. His peregrinations across 28 states and six provinces in search of exotic species took him to a hoarfrost-covered forest in Massachusetts to find a fieldfare; to Lake Havasu, Arizona, to see a rare Nutting’s flycatcher; and to Vancouver for the red-flanked bluetail. Neil’s Big Year was as unplanned as it was accidental: It was the perfect distraction from life. Neil shocked the birding world by finding 749 species of bird and breaking the long-standing Big Year record. He also surprised himself: during his time among the hummingbirds, tanagers, and boobies, he found a renewed sense of confidence and hope about the world and his place in it.

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