I read this well written book with tears. Being both an avid fly Fisher and birder, I found this book to be a timely epiteth to all those species that are vanishing before our eyes. The few who care and look upon these species with wonder are also vanishing. Soon, this earth will be decimated of its beauty. It is so difficult to go birding now and enjoy it as I once did because every bird I see now I realize will soon be gone. As for Kirk and his valiant efforts, thank you for shedding light on this weird, fanatical, useless hobby that has raped the world's jungles and forests all to glue shit on a hook to hang on a den wall. I just feel boiling anger after reading about this. Sad.