A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest To See It All by Luke Dempsey
I thought it would be worth the time if I started to do some informal book reviews on the bird-related books I read. =) I will start with my most recent, A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest To See It All by Luke Dempsey. I have taken many a bird from this book to make a daily bird. It mentions many birds and even gives a little detail about some of them. This book is a quick, fun read. It details how the author, Luke Dempsey, begins his love affair with birds and how it progesses. He is very personable and tells the story not as an expert but as someone who has fallen in love with birding and wants to be educated. He and two of his friends go on a journey to several states to see as many birds as they can. They see a lot of them but miss some too. It almost makes you sad when they’ve travelled so far and still do not get to see the bird they were after. It makes you smile when they do. =)
Although, he does not appreciate the Pacific Northwest the way I do and the way I think everyone should, he does take us along for an amusing journey in his tales about each state he traveled in his mad search for birds.
It is a fun, entertaining and sometimes informative book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes birds or has ever went birding and understands the silly things that can and do go wrong along the way and the moments of pure bliss that make them all worth it.