Noah Keefer Strycker (born February 9, 1986) is an American birdwatcher. In 2015, he set a record for a worldwide Big year of birding, seeing 6,042 of the world's estimated 10,365 bird species at the time (58.3%), becoming the first person to record half of the world's birds in one year. His journey spanned 41 countries and all seven continents from January 1 to December 31, 2015.
mission to set new world record of most sighted birds
KOTA KINABALU: Noah Strycker is no ordinary birder. The writer for the blog ‘Birding Without Borders’ is on a ‘Big Year’ mission to set a new world record of most sighted birds in one year.
Big Year is a term used by the birding community to refer to their most eventful year in birding.
Birding interest for Strycker started as early as 10 years old as a young boy in Oregon, USA. Twenty years later, he has made a career out of his feathery friends and today, under Audubon, the leading bird conservation organization, this ‘bird nerd’ is inspiring many birders around the world on his Big Year mission.
Currently on his Asian leg, Strycker was invited by the Sandakan Borneo Bird Club to the Borneo Bird Festival last month to help him out on his mission. So far has...
"There are about 10,000 bird species in the world. On day 322 in Sabah, I’ve spotted more than half of the species..."