• "At last! An up to date examination of what makes birders tick. And about time too! Wonderfully written"

    Bill Oddie
  • "A natural history version of Fever Pitch... Reading it may even make you want to try out this strangely addictive past time for yourself"

  • "Intensely readable, very funny and highly enlightening"

    New Scientist
  • "With a mixture of well-chosen anecdotes and self-deprecating humour, Cocker succeeds in making event he most hardened cynic appreciate his passion. Birders is a stylish work in a long tradition of fine writing on the subject"

  • "The best account yet of the "tribe" and its wonderful, unworldly passions"

    The Times