DRIVE. HIKE. BIKE. HITCHHIKE.
50,000+ miles driving, 1,000+ miles walking, 100+ miles biking, 10+ miles thumbing for birds can be a daunting task- especially if you have no job and a limited budget. However, having the right attitude and self-discipline to persist, the goals on the horizon are truly closer than they seem.
DON'T LOOK BACK.
In 2016, Christian drove over 50,000 miles, crossing the country multiple times, following migrating birds and visiting locations he'd dreamed of exploring since reading Kingbird Highway - Kenn Kaufman's written account of his record-breaking Big Year in the 1970's. Inspired by a low-buget big year, Christian slept in his Subaru Outback, shopped for groceries, and mastered key "travel hacks" - shortcuts that saved thousands of dollars in 2016. His story is truly inspiring, and will be shared this year in his talks and new book.
SNOWSHOE. CRUISE. SWIM.
Anyone can bird from a boardwalk or nature trail.
The real adventure begins when you leave the path, and make your own.
2016 BIG YEAR TRACKS
Zoom in on the map to see where Christian traveled in 2016 on his record-breaking Big Year.
Key: Jan-Mar: Yellow April-Jun: Blue Jul-Sep: Green Oct-Dec: Red