2017 Presenters

Noah Strycker

7:00 pm, Friday september 1st

Noah Strycker is a 31-year-old writer, photographer, and bird man based near Eugene, Oregon. He has written two well-received books: The Thing with Feathers (2014), about the relationships between bird and human behavior, and Among Penguins (2011), describing a summer in an Antarctic field camp.

His third book will be published in October of this year: Birding Without Borders, which accounts his around-the-world Big Year. In 2015, during a quest spanning 41 countries and all seven continents, Strycker set a world record by seeing 6,042 species of birds (more than half the birds on Earth) in one calendar year. His presentation focuses on his Big Year, highlighting his photography and travels. His goal was to sell the world on birds, and to nurture a growing global community of birders. 

For more information about Noah, visit his website

Paul Bannick

7:00 PM, Saturday September 2nd

Paul Bannick is an award-winning and widely published wildlife photographer specializing in the natural history of North America with a focus on birds and habitat. He has received the Canon Prize of the International Conservation Photography Awards, as well as first place in the “Birds and Their Habitat” category in Audubon magazine’s annual contest. He lives in Seattle.

Bannick gives bird-lovers a gorgeous photographic feast and an engaging natural history lesson, while making a compelling call to preserve the habitats that sustain these most iconic of birds. In his new latest book, Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls, Bannick features more than 200 images captured over several years of field work. Owl is a stunning journey through the lifecycle and varying landscapes that owls inhabit. 

For more information about Paul, visit his website


All presentations will be held in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium.