Triumphant Twitching (Oxford Today interview)

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My interview with champion bird-watcher Neil Hayward is the featured story on the Oxford Today website.

Neil spotted a record-breaking 750 species during his “accidental big year” – as well as clocking up 195 nights away from home, driving 51,758 miles, spending 147 hours at sea, and flying 193,758 miles on 177 flights through 56 airports.

For many years, Neil Hayward (New College, 1992) kept his favourite hobby a secret from all but those closest to him. But in 2013 he took centre-stage, in the North American bird-watching world at least, by spotting a record number of species within a year.

Read the full story on the Oxford Today website.