The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder! Join lifelong naturalist, birding legend, and 2020 Harney County Migratory Bird Festival Keynote Speaker KENN KAUFMAN for a meet and greet and book signing at the Harney County Community Center (2:30 - 3 pm).
"At sixteen, Kenn Kaufman dropped out of the high school where he was student council president and hit the road, hitching back and forth across America, from Alaska to Florida, Maine to Mexico. Maybe not all that unusual a thing to do in the seventies, but what Kenn was searching for was a little different: not sex, drugs, God, or even self, but birds. A report of a rare bird would send him hitching nonstop from Pacific to Atlantic and back again. His goal was to set a record - most North American species seen in a year - but along the way he began to realize that at this breakneck pace he was only looking, not seeing. What had been a game became a quest for a deeper understanding of the natural world. Kingbird Highway is a unique coming-of-age story, combining a lyrical celebration of nature with wild, and sometimes dangerous, adventures, starring a colorful cast of characters."
Free signing. "Kingbird Highway" and other Kaufman books available for purchase. You are, of course, welcome to bring your own Kaufman books for signing!