twitchers? us?

on page 170 could leopold be describing a twitcher–you know, a birder who is primarily really interested in the tally more so than the bird? this birder ‘dismissed the [western] grebe by checking off his name in the bird list.’ leopold noted that ‘the man failed to see that here was something more’ (A Sand County Almanac). but aren’t we all twitchers, in a way, overly hasty and failing to understand?

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