Birding Early in 2004, a
National Guardsman from Connecticut arrived in Iraq for a year’s
posting. Sergeant First Class Jon Trouern-Trend had been a birder since
age 12. So naturally he looked for birds–and found them in surprising
number and variety around Anaconda Base in the Sunni Triangle, where he
was stationed. He started a blog that led to the book of the same name:
Birding Babylon
(11 min)