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Extreme birder to sign her book in Ithaca

In 2008 Lynn E. Barber set a 21st Century record (at the time), second only to one other person in history by observing 723 species of birds in North America, north of Mexico and recording over 300 new species.In her book Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big Year, Barber journals her way across the continent, spanning 272 days and more than 175,000 miles. Barber travels from habitat to habitat, experiencing every extreme form of climate all in order to document the great diversity of birds in North America.Written stylistically as a diary, the reader is able to receive the closest thing to a firsthand experience; traveling along with Barber herself. Barber fills her pages with great depth and detail, implementing moments of challenge and affording plenty of space for humor.Barber is both a board member of the American Birding Association and president of the Texas Ornithological Society. Barber travels across the nation in order to give lectures about her life as a “traveling birder.”Lynn Barber will sign copies of her book Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big Year (TAMU Press, 2011) on October 24, 2011 in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology during the Monday Night Seminar.

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