We’re pleased to announce that 2018 American Birding Expo keynote speaker Noah Strycker will be presenting Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year on Friday, September 21, 6 – 8 pm. This talk focuses on Noah’s journey to become the first human to see half of the world’s birds in a single year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Along the way, was he scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus and car breakdowns and mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year promises to be a humorous and inspiring presentation that will leave you with a new appreciation for birds and birders of the world.
Noah Strycker, 32 (dob: 2-9-86), is Associate Editor of Birding magazine, the author of four well-regarded books about birds, and a regular contributor of photography and articles to all major bird magazines as well as other media. Strycker set a world Big Year record in 2015, and his 2017 book, Birding Without Borders, relates the experience. His other books are Among Penguins (Oregon State University Press, 2011), The Thing with Feathers (Riverhead Books, 2014), and Birds of the Photo Ark (National Geographic, 2018). Strycker has studied birds on six continents with field seasons in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Australia, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Farallon Islands. He also works as a naturalist guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, literally spreading the inspiration of birds from pole to pole. Strycker is a competitive tennis player, has run five marathons, and hiked the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is based in Oregon, where his backyard has hosted more than 100 species of birds. Visit his website at:
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All presentations are free with your Expo weekend entry fee of $10. You can buy your tickets now!