My friend gave me this book written by Dan Koeppel. Entitled "To See Every Bird on Earth", this book was a loving dedication from a son to his father, Dr. Richard J. Koeppel.
The story revolves around Dr Koeppel's hobby which has turned into a lifetime pursuit to list over 7000 species of birds seen. Dr Koeppel's birdwatching interest was ignited by the sighting and identification of a Brown Thrasher in woods nearby his hometown in New York. He soon traveled extensively across America and around the world including South America. He passed away on 2 August 2012 aged 76. Obituary