South Gallery, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (map)
6:00-6:30 Private access to the Museum’s new Birds of Paradise Exhibit
6:30 Noah Strycker presentation, with book signing to follow
Chicago Ornithological Society and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum are thrilled to co-host Noah Strycker, the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. He was scourged by blood-sucking leeches, suffered fevers and sleep deprivation, survived airline snafus, car breakdowns, mudslides and torrential floods, skirted war zones, and had the time of his life. Birding on all seven continents and carrying only a pack on his back, Strycker enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species. His book sharing the inside story of his adventures was just released in the fall of 2017. This humorous and inspiring presentation about his epic World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.
Complimentary refreshments; cash bar. Book available for purchase. Admission free.
Although not required to attend, please RSVP at this link so that we can be sure to have enough refreshments: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birding-without-borders-tickets-39732165978?ref=ebtn
The Museum is located at 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, Illinois.