Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Austin Auditorium

In 2015, Noah Strycker became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, yearlong, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did. Insects, leeches, illness, floods, war, airlines, car problems and sleep deprivation were ongoing scourges over the course of the year, but of course he had the time of his life. Carrying only a pack on his back, Noah enlisted the enthusiastic support of local birders to tick more than 6,000 species, on all seven continents, including Adélie Penguins in Antarctica, a Harpy Eagle in Brazil, a Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Thailand, and a Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda. He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog ( noah), and now he comes to Corvallis to tell us the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Noah’s epic World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.

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