Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Scott Weidensaul coming to the Twin Cities!

Next Wednesday, Scott Weidensaul will be in the Twin Cities speaking about his new book, Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding. I've heard Scott speak on a couple of occasions, and consider him THE best birding speaker in America. Really. He has a wonderful sense of humor and does spot-on bird imitations while providing more in-depth, fascinating information than anyone I know. The cool thing is how enjoyable he makes this in-depth information. And he's also the birding writer I consider best. He was even among three finalists for a Pulitzer Prize for his wonderful Living on the Wind.

He's speaking at Audubon Minnesota's first annual Donor Appreciation Event, Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at 6:00 PM in downtown Minneapolis. Details are at the Minnesota Environmental Partnership calendar. It's $40 for the event, which includes dinner as well. I just found out they still have some openings, so if you're free next Wednesday night, email Audubon Minnesota to make a reservation. I'm really looking forward to this, and hope to see you there.

And for an interesting discussion of Scott's book, check out Mike McDowell's blog post from Sunday.