Time & Location
Nov 29, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
About The Event
SIGN UP: To participate, register here and you will be sent a meeting link for the online discussion group a few days before the session. Book for discussion: "Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder" by Kenn Kaufman
Kenn's best-known book is Kingbird Highway. It has become something of a cult classic, especially among young birders. It tells the story of his adventures as a teenager in the 1970s, thumbing rides all over North America in an obsessive search for birds.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kenn Kaufman is a Field Editor for Audubon Magazine, and a regular columnist for BirdWatching and Birds and Blooms. Kenn burst onto the North American birding scene as a teenager, hitch-hiking around the continent in pursuit of birds, an extended journey that was later chronicled in his memoir Kingbird Highway. Establishing an early reputation as an expert on bird identification and distribution, in 1984 he became associate editor of the journal American Birds, which was then published by the National Audubon Society, and began teaching birding workshops throughout the United States and Canada. During the same period he also began leading international birding and nature tours, eventually leading multiple trips to all seven continents and many oceanic islands. His first book, A Field Guide to Advanced Birding, published in the Peterson series in 1990, drew wide acclaim, and in 1992 he became the youngest person ever to receive the lifetime achievement award of the American Birding Association (the award was later renamed, and he received it again in 2008).
ABOUT "BIRD IS THE WORD" BOOK CLUB: We meet the last Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. There is no commitment other than to enjoy reading and sharing books about birds and birding. Feel free to join us even if you have not read the book! At the group's next meeting (November 29th) we will discuss: TBA. Call or text: 772-872-1427 with any questions or for help ordering the book.