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: 07/10/08 - DuPage Birding Club Meeting - Sandy Komito featured speaker  ( 4671 )

Ron Skleney

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Thursday, July 10, 2008, 7:30 pm (social at 7:00). Speaker: Sandy Komito, "Master of The Big Year."

The DuPage Birding Club is pleased to host a living legend in the arena of competitive birding. In 1998, Sandy Komito tallied 748 North American species in a quest well chronicled in The Big Year by Mark Obmascik. That amazing total surpassed Sandy's own Big Year record of 724 species set in 1987. Very few birders have ever seen 700 species in a single year, let alone do it twice by a wide margin.

Sandy is a great storyteller and the self-proclaimed Indiana Jones of birding. Be prepared for a very entertaining evening!

Beginning July 10 we will meet at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. This was our long-time meeting place until late 2007, and the club's board recently decided that it makes good sense to return. The church is located at 41 N. Park Blvd. (just north of Roosevelt Road, on the east side of the street). Just like in the "old days," our pre-meeting dinner will take place at Beijing Restaurant, at 404 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn, starting at 5:30 pm.


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