Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year
2017/11/06 @ 18:30 - 20:00
A Presentation by Noah Strycker
Monday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. Kensington Presbyterian Church 6225 Godfrey Ave., NDG
Noah Strycker is a writer, photographer, and birder based near Eugene, Oregon. In 2015, during a quest spanning 41 countries and all seven continents, he became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species (6,042 species of birds) in one calendar year.
Strycker has written three books: Birding Without Borders (2017), a personal account of his epic quest in 2015; The Thing with Feathers (2014), about the relationships between bird and human behaviour; and Among Penguins (2011), describing a summer in an Antarctic field camp. He is Associate Editor of Birding magazine and regularly writes for Audubon and other publications.
Strycker will present highlights of his 2015 Big Year. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus, car breakdowns, mudslides, torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Carrying only a pack on his back, he enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to help find more than 6,000 species. Strycker reflects on what he learned— and shares some tips for anyone itching to do a big year.
Kensington Presbyterian Church
6225 Godfrey Avenue Godfrey Avenue
NDG, Montreal, Qc.