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Noah Strycker: Birder at Large Book Presentation & Signing
September 19 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm• $5
When my dad forced me to wake up early for a birding class, I figured it’d be like Pokémon — without catching or battling them, sadly. I was wrong, and I never went birding again. If you want to hear some far more compelling and interesting stories about birding, Noah Strycker will have a presentation about his yearlong birding trip and book signing (his latest is Nat Geo’s Birds of the Photo Ark). At 32, Strycker has accomplished quite a bit in birding. In 2015, he went on a quest — much like Ash Ketchum of Pokémon — that took him to 41 countries and all seven continents. He saw 6,042 species of birds that year. His book that captures that quest, titled Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World, tells that story. You might think his presentation will just look at birds, but expect some amazing travel stories. Oh yeah, and his lesser-known relative, his father Bob Keefer, works here at EW.
Strycker’s book presentation and signing is 5 pm Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, located at 303 Willamette Street. $5 suggested donation. — Henry Houston