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Noah Strycker presents penguins in Antarctica

Noah with chickIce, penguins, and the cold comforts of living and working in Antarctica will be featured in a lively slide show by Oregon birder and author Noah Strycker, 25, at a special meeting of the Willapa Hills Audubon Society. The free one-hour “Among Penguins” event is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 1st at the Cowlitz PUD Auditorium, 961 12th Avenue in Longview.

Strycker spent three months during the Antarctic summer researching and photographing a quarter-million Adélie Penguins.

He slept in a tent in below-freezing temperatures, endured howling blizzards, and spent his days in the 24-hour sunshine watching loud, active, and smelly two-foot-tall penguins go about their business nesting, fighting, incubating, waddling, feeding, napping, sliding, diving, and swimming. Strycker recounts his experiences on the coldest, windiest, driest, least populated, highest, and most remote continent in his new book, Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica (Oregon State University Press, 2011).

 

A magna cum laude Oregon State University graduate, Strycker serves as associate editor of the American Birding Association's Birding magazine, has published photographs and articles in all major birding magazines, has contributed to several books (including "Birds of Oregon: A General Reference" and "Good Birders Don't Wear White"), and works as a bird researcher in adventurous places around the world. Images courtesy of  Noah Strycker.