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Why do Birds suddenly Disappear?

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Why do Birds suddenly Disappear?

Summary

Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? is the story of that year, a story about birds, family, music, nostalgia, the nature of obsession and obsession with nature.

Date & time

Date:21 April 2021

Time:7pm to 8pm

Event Details

Tickets:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-do-birds-suddenly-disappear-tickets-145654112371

Description

At twelve years old, Lev Parikian was an avid birdwatcher. He was also a fraud, a liar and a cheat. Those lists of birds seen and ticked off? Lies. One hundred and thirty species? More like sixty. Then, when he turned fifty, he decided to right his childhood wrongs. He would go birdwatching again. He would not lie. He would aim to see two hundred species of British birds in a year.

Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? is the story of that year, a story about birds, family, music, nostalgia, the nature of obsession and obsession with nature. It's about finding adventure in life when you twig it's shorter than you thought, and about losing and regaining contact with the sights, sounds and smells of the natural world.

It's a book for anyone who has ever seen a small brown bird and wondered what it was, or tried to make sense of a world in which we can ask, 'What's that bird?' and 'What's for lunch?' and get the same answer.

Lev Parikian is a writer, birdwatcher and conductor. He lives in South London with his family, who are getting used to his increasing enthusiasm for nature. As a birdwatcher, his most prized sightings are a golden oriole in the Alpujarras and a black redstart at Dungeness Power Station. He has written four books: Waving Not Drowning, Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear?, Into The Tangled Bank, and Music To Eat Cake By.

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