Noah Strycker

Ornithology Presenter & Guide

At 32, Noah has packed in more birding adventures than most people do in a lifetime. In 2015, he set a new world record by becoming the first human to see 6,042 species of birds – more than half of the planet’s bird species – in a single year. Noah first picked up binoculars at age 10 and was named the American Birding Association’s Young Birder of the Year in 2004. More recently, he has worked as an on-board naturalist on expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica and has studied birds in the remote Australian outback, the Galapagos, the Farallon Islands, Hawaii, Maine, Florida, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Panama and the Ecuadorian Amazon. He writes and photographs regularly for a variety of publications, is an associate editor of Birding magazine and is the author of 3 books, The Thing with Feathers, Among Penguins and Birding Without Borders. In 2008, Noah spent 3 months in a frozen tent at Cape Crozier on Ross Island, Antarctica, studying a colony of 300,000 Adélie penguins. Noah is also a competitive tennis player, has run 5 marathons and, in 2011, hiked the 2,650-mile (4,265 km) Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.

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