Confessions of a Bird Guide.

“Birds? Why birds? Candidly, I’ve no idea, there's just something about them; can't quite put my finger on it, but from sparrow to albatross I love 'em all.”

Confessions of a Bird Guide is a witty, candid account of Rick Simpson’s adventures in birding and a life that has taken him from England to Brazil and back again. Charting his journey from young boy in a makeshift hide, through the twitching years to becoming a bird guide in Brazil and eventually setting up the Ubatuba birdwatching centre, it is a tale full of highs and lows, of buff-throated purpletufts and black-hooded antwrens, of friendship and subterfuge that is sure to strike a chord with birders everywhere. 

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