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Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation: Big Year Birding Adventures

  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 North Cannon Drive Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Ornithological Society and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this special series features four unique speakers with very different backgrounds and experiences in the birding community. From the impact of forest management to birding "big years," this series offers something for everyone.

All presentations include museum exploration starting at 6pm, with the evening's presentation beginning at 6:30pm. A cash bar will be available. Read on to learn more and reserve your spot.


Lynn Barber
Author and Extreme Birder

Lynn E. Barber is a patent attorney with a passion for birding. She has done several big years: a record-breaking Texas big year in 2005, an American Birding Association (ABA) big year in 2008, which she finished with 723 species—the third-best at the time, and an Alaska big year. She chronicled her ABA big year in her book "Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big Year." She is also the author of "Birds in Trouble," which focuses on 42 imperiled bird species and what can be done to improve their situations.

For her talk in this series, she will speak to us about her “Big Year Birding Adventures”—focusing on quests and adventures from her Texas and Alaska big years which will be covered in a forthcoming book. Since she’s now a resident of Alaska, we are fortunate to have her regale us here in Chicago!

Cost: Free


Lynn Barber. Photo courtesy Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

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Later Event: September 20
Birds & Coffee at Jarvis Bird Sanctuary