A photo gallery of Noah Strycker’s Big Year birds

Harpy Eagle (captive), by Jitze Couperus (Wikimedia Commons).
Harpy Eagle (captive), by Jitze Couperus (Wikimedia Commons).

In 2015, birder and author Noah Strycker undertook the ultimate birding adventure: Between January and December, he traveled through 41 countries and recorded 6,042 birds — about 60 percent of all the species on Earth. In doing so, he set a single-year birding world record, an amazing accomplishment.

In our June 2016 issue, on sale at Barnes & Noble now, Strycker presents his 10 top birding moments from his record-setting Big Year. We didn’t have room in the magazine to show all of the birds on Strycker’s list, which was a shame, because the species were top-notch.

They include Black-and-yellow Broadbill in Malaysia, Cape Gannets off the Cape of Good Hope, Great Bowerbird in Queensland, Scarlet Ibis in Colombia, Adélie Penguins in Antarctica, Atlantic Puffins in Iceland, Crowned Hawk-Eagle in Tanzania, and Harpy Eagle (pictured above), which Strycker recorded in Brazil. We assembled this gallery to give you taste of the world’s species that impressed him the most.

Read a preview of our June 2016 issue.

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis in Villavicencio, Colombia, by German Rodriguez.
Scarlet Ibis in Villavicencio, Colombia, by German Rodriguez.

Great Bowerbird

Great Bowerbird in Northern Territory, Australia, by Benjamint444 (Wikimedia Commons).
Great Bowerbird in Northern Territory, Australia, by Benjamint444 (Wikimedia Commons).

Atlantic Puffins

Atlantic Puffins in Elliston, Newfoundland, July 2014, by Sharon Hann.
Atlantic Puffins in Elliston, Newfoundland, July 2014, by Sharon Hann.

Adélie Penguin

Adélie Penguin by Christian Sanchez Arce.
Adélie Penguin by Christian Sanchez Arce.

Black-and-yellow Broadbill

Black-and-yellow Broadbill at Bilit, Sabah, Malaysia, by Bernard Dupont (Wikimedia Commons).
Black-and-yellow Broadbill at Bilit, Sabah, Malaysia, by Bernard Dupont (Wikimedia Commons).

Cape Gannet

Cape Gannet at Alcatraz De El Cabo, South Africa, by Christian Sanchez Arce.
Cape Gannet at Alcatraz De El Cabo, South Africa, by Christian Sanchez Arce.

Crested Hawk-Eagle

Crested Hawk-Eagle in Bandiupur National Forest, Karnataka, India, by Mylittlefinger (Wikimedia Commons).
Crested Hawk-Eagle in Bandiupur National Forest, Karnataka, India, by Mylittlefinger (Wikimedia Commons).

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill in Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park, Scotland Neck, North Carolina, by Dick Daniels (Wikimedia Commons).
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill in Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park, Scotland Neck, North Carolina, by Dick Daniels (Wikimedia Commons).

Read a preview of our June 2016 issue.

 

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