Kingbird Highway

Kingbird Highway

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Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder

Kenn Kaufman

“This story is told so naturally that I felt I was in the presence of a mind that is completely original.”—Tracy Kidder

Now revered as one of North America’s top birders, Kenn Kaufman hit the road at age sixteen and spent a year crisscrossing the country to see as many birds as he could, in a birding competition known as a Big Year. In what has become a classic among birders, this memoir chronicles the subculture of birding in the 1970s and a young man’s search for his place in the world, complete with wild adventures and some quirky characters.

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4