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Bird man, Noah Strycker

Bird man Noah Strycker photographing a Swinhoe’s pheasant in Taiwan in 2015 during a 365-day world birding tour during which he visited 41 countries and documented more than half of all the world’s bird species.

Friends of the Mizzou Botanic Garden presents the 2021 Jacquelyn K. Jones Lecture

Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year

Featuring bird man, Noah Strycker

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 6 p.m.

Monsanto Auditorium, located in MU's Bond Life Sciences Center

Noah Strycker will share humorous and inspiring stories and slides detailing his 365-day Big Year of birding, an adventure during which he traveled to 41 countries and documented more than half of all of the world’s bird species, sleeping on the couches of fellow birders and carrying only a pack and a camera. Read more about Strycker and view a pdf detailing the event. (links here).

Also on the program — all free and open to the public — will be a presentation by Missouri Department of Conservation about the reintroduction of the brown-headed nuthatch to Missouri, and an introduction to eBird, an online, publicly generated wealth of information about birds.

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