Big Years: The Fun and Madness of Trying to See All the Birds in a Calendar Year
Thursday, February 5, 7pm
Anita Purves Nature Center ****note location****
Guest presenter Joe Lill will cover the history, rules and results of Big Years in North America and Illinois. As you read this, there is someone out there working on their Big Year, including a current attempt at a new World Big Year record. Of course, the book and movie “The Big Year” will be discussed, too!
Joe Lill is a professional trumpeter and is Professor of Music at Chicago’s North Park University. On his “natural” side he is the list compiler for the Illinois Ornithological Society, a former president of the Chicago Audubon Society and an avid birder whose 'biggest year' in Illinois was 293 species in 2008.
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