Noah Strycker: Birds of the Photo Ark--Program Meeting, Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 pm at UO Lawrence Hall Room 177

Noah Strycker, now a world-renowned birder, grew up in Lane County. He went on to study birds on six continents, with field seasons in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Australia, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Farallon Islands. During this presentation, he will focus on Birds of the Photo Ark, for which he provided the text, while acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore provided the photos. This new way of looking at birds allows readers to encounter each bird face to face, in formal studio portraits. 

Sartore has been on a mission to document every animal under human care around the world, with more than 7,000 species represented in his ongoing Photo Ark project. In 2018, Joel and Noah teamed up to feature the most beautiful, exotic, and threatened birds in this lush portfolio published by National Geographic. It is their belief that when you look at any bird up close, it suddenly becomes an individual, with emotions, expressions, and personality. In Noah’s presentation of engaging stories about the gorgeous images, be prepared to see birds as you’ve never seen them before.  

Due to the typically large size of Noah’s local following, this presentation will be held in the UO’s Lawrence Hall, Room 177, instead of our usual Eugene Garden Club location.

Noah Strycker is associate editor of Birding magazine and a regular contributor of photography and articles to all major bird magazines as well as other media. In 2015 he set a Big Year world record. His 2017 book, Birding Without Borders, recounts many details of that heroic odyssey. His other books are: Among Penguins (Oregon State University Press, 2011) and The Thing with Feathers (Riverhead Books, 2014). He also works as a naturalist guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, literally spreading the inspiration of birds from pole to pole. Plus he is a competitive tennis player, has run five marathons, and hiked the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is still based in Oregon, where his backyard has hosted more than 100 species of birds. You can visit his website at:

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One close parking area is lot 2, on the north side of Franklin Blvd.

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UO’s Lawrence Hall, Room 177
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:30pm