Date: 3/25/21 1:41 pm
From: Kay Carter <KayCarter001...>
Subject: [obol] Re: fiction books with birders as protagonists?
When looking up the Steve Burrows series, I also found "The Boreal Owl Murder (Bob White Birder Murder Mysteries Book 1)" by Jan Dunlap. I know nothing about it.

Kay Carter
Canby

From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> On Behalf Of Beverly Hallberg
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:28 PM
To: <adamus7...>
Cc: OBOL <obol...>
Subject: [obol] Re: fiction books with birders as protagonists?

Some birder novels!

The Birdwatcher by William Shaw, and

The Birder Mystery Series by Steve Burrows set in Norfolk - "A Siege of Bitterns" is the first in the series.

I'd love to hear about more too.

Best, Beverly

On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 1:17 PM <adamus7...><mailto:<adamus7...>> wrote:
Fellow birders,

There are many non-fiction memoirs and travelogues written by birders,
perhaps the best-known being "Kingbird Highway" (by Kenn Kaufman), "Birding
Without Borders" (by Oregon's own Noah Stryker), and the semi-fictional "The
Big Year (by Mark Obmascik). But what about fictional works? Partly
because their authors happened to be first- or second-hand acquaintances, I
recently read a couple of fun novels where a birder was the lead character:
"Nome" and "Border Songs". Can anyone recommend other works of fiction
(perhaps partly based on fact) that feature a birder, hopefully in a
respectful way?

Paul Adamus
Corvallis

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