Follow our intrepid correspondent as he sets a new Big Year world record.
Photo: Corey Arnold
Can one “bird nerd,” with little more than a backpack and a spotting scope, crush the round-the-world Big Year record?
Here are all the species Noah saw as he traveled the world on his 2015 Big Year.
All the birds Noah saw in his Big Year, grouped by family.
Everything Noah brought fits into his 40-liter backpack.
At long last, Noah reaches his goal…with months to spare.
After 365 days and a new world record, Noah reflects on what he learned—and shares some tips for anyone itching to get outside.
Noah rings in the New Year with a rare owl on the last day of his Big Year.
Noah enjoys marsh birding on the next to last day of his Big Year.
On a freezing morning on the edge of the Himalayas, Noah sees his 6,000th species of the year.
Noah decides to finish out his Big Year with a trip to Assam.
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