Forget Feathers, Blind Birders 'Name That Tune' [NY Times story]

Subject: Forget Feathers, Blind Birders 'Name That Tune' [NY Times story]
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 13:31:00 +1000
ESLACO, Tex., April 10  Raul Reyes would have been the first to
laugh if someone had told him he would enjoy bird-watching. Birds did
not move him. "I knew several birds, that was it," he said.

Also, he is blind.

But now Mr. Reyes, 58, a mechanic from Edinburg, Tex., who lost his
sight to diabetes and botched laser surgery, spends delicious hours in
mosquitoey subtropical thickets here in the birding mecca of the Rio
Grande Valley, helping lead other blind and visually impaired men and
women in bird-watching, or bird-listening.

Rest at:

Andrew Taylor
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