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January 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Noah Strycker: Birding Without Borders

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An illustrated talk about his book “Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World.”

Traveling to 41 countries in 2015 with a backpack and binoculars, Noah Strycker became the first person to see more than half the world’s 10,000 species of birds in one year. Join him for an illustrated talk based on his new book, “Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World.”

For 365 days, Strycker traveled across all seven continents, eventually spotting 6,042 species—by far the biggest birding year on record. In addition to the beauty and wonder of this journey, his account includes blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, airline snafus, breakdowns, mudslides, floods, war zones, and ecologic devastation. He also meets scores of passionate bird lovers around the globe.

By pursuing the freest creatures on the planet, Strycker gained a unique perspective on the world they share with us. He offers a hopeful message that even as many birds face an uncertain future, more people than ever are working to protect them. Noah Strycker’s writing and photographs are widely published, including in Birding and Audubon magazines and his two previous books, “The Thing with Feathers” and “Among Penguins.”

Books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the University of Oregon Duck Store.