BIRDING WITHOUT BORDERS: AN EPIC WORLD BIG YEAR
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.
Noah will be available after the meeting to sign copies of his book.
Members and guests are invited. Social Hour and Light Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Admission is free, as is parking at the 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, Parking Garage.
Mobility Challenged Access:
The Geological Lecture Hall is accessible from ground level via the (north) side entrance of the building at 26 Oxford Street, Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) [see map]. Take elevator near the entrance/door to second floor, traverse the length of the building, take another elevator down to 1st floor which opens up at the Geological Lecture Hall. Both elevators will be available for guests at this event.