Sam Bowman's book
My Birding Adventures with God
List Price: $11.95 PB
As a youth Sam dreamed of becoming a wildlife biologist, but because of his struggles as a teen in the 1960s he never became one. Years later God was kind to Sam, and through his birding hobby, indirectly fulfilled his desire in truly marvelous ways.
My Birding Adventures with God traces Sam’s steps from a novice birder to an expert, from a socially inept person to a well-rounded individual who loves to share nature with others. This book takes the reader into a world of great birding, while also letting them see into the spiritual life of the author. It is written from the heart. Some stories will make the reader laugh and others make them cry. A bird photo is included with each chapter as well.
Most of the stories take place in Alabama, but there are others from Florida, Minnesota, and Texas. Near the end of the book there are four nature songs Sam wrote to entertain children (and adults), along with directions to birding hotspots in the Tuscaloosa/Northport, Alabama area.
About the Author
Sam Bowman is an avid birder, finding nature a wonderful place to meet with the Lord. For five years, he headed his local Christmas Bird Count. Since 1996, he has completed routes for The North American Breeding Bird Survey, a joint project of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Canadian Wildlife Service. As a retired clinical laboratory scientist, Sam is relieved to finally be out-of-doors, pursuing his hobbies of birding and bird habitat gardening.