"Lynn Barber challenges a traditionally male-dominated pursuit--the birding big year--and is successful beyond her wildest dreams. She is an inspiration for all who love adventure, nature, and birds."--Lynn Hassler, author, Birds of the American Southwest
(Lynn Hassler 2010-10-25)
"Any birder who begins a new year by writing a list of birds seen will want to join Lynn as she goes through the year trying to find new birds for her Big Year. A bird addict whose urge can only be satified by seeing a new bird. . . and then. . . another new bird."--Sandy Komito, author, Birding's Indiana Jones, A Chaser's Diary
(Sandy Komito Author of Birding's Indiana Jones, A Chaser's Diary
"This is a book for birders who wish to understand the daily chronicle of extreme birding. I have nothing but admiration and not a little bit of envy for Lynn Barber's Big Year odyssey. Her discipline, her rigor, her humor and her passion are found in very few; she is one in a million."--Jane Alexander, actress and birder
"...devoted to a near-daily journal of Barber's birding activities...positive even when she faces setbacks...enjoyably whimsical...an enjoyable read...will undoubtedly encourage other birders to do their own big year...recommended for anyone interested in the birding and the lengths birders will go to set a new record."--C. J. B., The International Journal of Avian Science
(C. J. B. The International Journal of Avian Science
"...723 species...Extreme Birder has the immediate feel of accounts taken straight from Barber's diary...fine portrait of two Spotted Owls...Barber narrates the highs and lows, the excitement and despair...the book is attractively designed."--Rob Hilton, Texas Birds Annual 2011
(Rob Hilton Texas Birds Annual 2011
"In her big year, Barber took 92 flights and visited 25 states and three Canadian provinces. She was rewarded with observing 723 bird species, which is one of the highest totals ever achieved and the highest by any woman. In all, she traveled more than 175,000 miles that year and photographed 503 species."
"She wrote a book about her experience called Extreme Birder: One Woman's Big Year," which contains 140 of her photographs."
(Cindy Card Buchholz Rapid City Journal
About the Author
LYNN E. BARBER of Fort Worth is a board member of the American Birding Association and president of the Texas Ornithological Society. A past president of the Fort Worth Audubon Society, she writes regularly for the chapter's newsletter and lectures across the nation about her life as a "traveling birder."