No Finish Line: Discovering the World's Secrets One Bird at a Time

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No Finish Line: Table of Contents

FOREWORD 

Bill Thompson III, owner and publisher of Bird Watcher’s Digest, master birder, author of ten birding books, popular master of ceremonies at national birding events, and peerless raconteur.

FRONT MATTER & INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE

The Beginning: My Early Life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CHAPTER TWO

Vietnam: Combat and Birding (in three parts)

CHAPTER THREE

Post Surgeon: Fort Holabird, Dundalk, Maryland

CHAPTER FOUR

The MEDCenters: Full-Service Primary Care Centers

CHAPTER FIVE

Health Power: A New Concept of Managed Care in Ohio

CHAPTER SIX

Birding Around the World: Select Trips to Florida, Arizona, Hawaii, and Costa Rica

CHAPTER SEVEN

Malpractice Suit: My First and Only

CHAPTER EIGHT

Venezuela: I Rediscover the Brown-banded Puffbird, A Bird Absent for Fifty Years.

CHAPTER NINE

Cuba: Birding in a Communist Country

CHAPTER TEN

Attu: Birding on the Most Remote Aleutian Island with Inspiration for the movie, The Big Year

CHAPTER ELEVEN

China I: An American Birding Association Tour―My Worst Tour Ever

CHAPTER TWELVE

Cruising for Birds: How I Turned a Failed Fiftieth Anniversary Gift for my Parents into a Successful Birding Tour

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Kidnapped in Brazil: An Ornithological Expedition Goes Bad

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Health Power Goes Public: My Largest Business Deal

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

Vireo masteri, a New Bird to Science: The Discovery and Naming of a New Bird in Colombia

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

Trouble in New Guinea: Three Dangerous Encounters

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

Search For The Ivory-billed Woodpecker: I Join the Official Arkansas Search Team

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

The Sale of Health Power: Converting Stock to Cash

CHAPTER NINETEEN

Health Tips for Bird Tours

CHAPTER TWENTY

How to Choose a Bird Tour: My Top Choices

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE

Things You Will Never Read in a Bird Book: Practical Birding Tips

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

My Quest for All the Bird Families in the World: Short Stories in Rwanda, the Arabian Peninsula, Argentina, Cameroon, and China

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS