Matt Poll

Matt Poll has spent most of the past decade lurking in the bushes search of rare birds in South Korea, and has written a memoir about the shenanigans involved with being a foreign birdwatcher there. He has also started writing a series of stories exploring the creepy side of birding, as well as a thriller novel set on Korea’s DMZ. Links to his writing and international birding adventures and can be found on his blog, Snowy Owl Lost (

The Christmas Bird Diary

By Matt Poll   

It’s Christmas, 1960, and Montreal is snowed under. Twenty-year-old Mairin Lang plans on furthering her new hobby of birdwatching while she’s home for a break from university for the holidays. This plan for a relaxing holiday with her mother takes a sharp turn when she discovers her late grandfather Murray’s Christmas birding diary, […]

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