Beau’s Green Big Year

January 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Online - Zoom
Beau’s Green Big Year @ Online - Zoom

As even non-birders know from The Big Year book and film, traditional Big Years involve driving and flying thousands of miles to see as many species as possible in a given geographical location in 365 days. For 2020, local birder Beau Schaefer decided to tackle a variation – a Green Big Year – to find as many species as he could in Lake County by biking, walking and kayaking – no driving allowed. By mid-June, he had passed the previous record of 238 species seen during a Green Big Year in Illinois. He will share stories, strategies and highlights from his year-long, no-fossil-fuel birding adventure.


The presentations will be on Zoom. You must install the Zoom application (Zoom Client for Meetings) on your computer. We strongly recommend doing this BEFORE the events. 

We will be emailing online participation instructions for each event. You must be on the email list to receive the link to the program.
Download the Zoom Client for Meetings here.

Questions? Tech support BEFORE the event? Test drive? Please call Sonny Cohen (847) 971-1101. NO SUPPORT WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER 4PM ON THE DAY OF EVENT.