Chasing Birds

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Chasing Birds
ABC  |  April 11, 2010
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Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, from spoonbills to cockatoos. It is also home to different species of bird lovers, some of whom take their interest to the extreme...'twitchers' is the commonly used name for such enthusiasts. Chasing Birds follows three teams - the Hunter Thickheads, the Hunter Home-Brewers and the Whacked-Out Woodswallows as they compete in an annual 'Twitchathon'. The aim is to spot as many species as possible in 24 hours. Not easy at the best of times - but especially difficult with a camera crew tagging along.

Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, from spoonbills to cockatoos. It is also home to different species of bird lovers, some of whom take their interest to the extreme...'twitchers' is the commonly used name for such enthusiasts. Chasing Birds follows three teams - the Hunter Thickheads, the Hunter Home-Brewers and the Whacked-Out Woodswallows as they compete in an annual 'Twitchathon'. The aim is to spot as many species as possible in 24 hours. Not easy at the best of times - but especially difficult with a camera crew tagging along.

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