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Big Year Birding Adventures

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive

Chicago, IL 60614

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6pm - Reception and museum exploration
6:30pm - Presentation


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!

Admission for this event is free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Registration includes free admission to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and refreshments starting at 6pm, with the evening's presentation beginning at 6:30pm.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Chicago Ornithological Society, and the Chicago Audubon Society are proud to present the Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation series.



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Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation

Join us for three energizing and engaging presentations focused around birding and conservation.

This special series features three 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.

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