I thought this book is wonderful, but I have to say that I am a keen birder from the UK who has visited many of the places and seen many of the birds described in the book. The narrative captures nicely the sense of adventure and fulfillment, not to mention the great fun, that Luke and his co-birders Don and Donna Graffiti have travelling around the states. I can't honestly believe that that's their real names though!
Luke is a good writer, he lets drop that he did English at Oxford, and the whole book flows well. It isn't just about birds and birding, its about the places and the other little adventures that the trio have, and also about his own personal life. A great read, for anyone.