Speaker Series: Noah Strycker, Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year

Doors open 6:30 pm, Program begins 7:00 pm
Free to the public

In 2015, Noah became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single year. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and “Delhi Belly,” skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on seven continents and carrying only a small backpack, Noah enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species, including Chinstrap Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, and a long-lost owl in New Guinea. Rather than listing every last sighting, this entertaining presentation covers the funniest, weirdest, and most inspiring stories, as much about people as birds.

Called a “Travel Pioneer” by the BBC and “Birdman of Razzmatazz” by Newsweek, Noah Strycker studies birds at home and abroad. He has written several books, is Associate Editor of Birding magazine, and guides in the polar regions for Quark Expeditions.