January 1976 – vol. 69, issue 1, pp 16–19 John Gooders is a philosopher by training and a birdwatcher by profession. He writes books, films and articles about birds and is worried by the persistent parochial nature of bird and wildlife conservation. There is, I believe, a prevalent tendency to think of birds (and any other form of life come to that) as the preserve of the scientist. This I dispute. It is the same as saying that steam e... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.