Sneed Collard | Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding

Sneed Collard | Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Brickworks Gallery
686A Greenwood Avenue NE, B Mifflin Hood Brick Company Building, Atlanta, GA 30306

The Atlanta Audubon Society, Brickworks Gallery, and A Cappella Books proudly present well known nature writer Sneed Collard, author of "Warblers & Woodpeckers: A Father-Son Big Year of Birding."

Collard’s narrative is a humorous and heartwarming father-son tale about how he and his teenage son Braden attempt a “Big Year” of birding to see how many species they could sight over the course of the year. The author will share exceprts from the book along with some of the adventures that he and his son experienced.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please join us for a fun evening. This event is free to attend, but we are asking those who plan to attend to register so that we can communicate with you if the need arises.

About the Book

From the killer bee-infested border region of southeast Arizona to the sultry islands of the Galapagos, "Warblers & Woodpeckers" recounts the quest of a father and his thirteen-year-old son to see as many birds as possible in a single year. With a measured blend of humor, natural history, and adventure, this tale takes readers to great birding hotspots of America and beyond, both to experience their incredible avian wealth and to experience the focused, often eccentric, world of ornithological travel. Along the way, readers share the ups and downs of the relationship between a father and his teenage son.

Writer Sneed Collard and his son Braden set out to establish their own personal Big Year bird species count record. In "Warblers & Woodpeckers," Collard shares the excitement, challenges, perils, and insights that come with crisscrossing the country in search of some of Earth’s most remarkable creatures. It’s a father-and-son tale, in which the adventure is in the journey and the surprising discoveries and encounters with our wondrous feathered friends. Sneed brings a fast-paced yet generous voice to the attempt, and readers of all stripes will appreciate the way backyard birders can create their own Big Year.

About the Author

Sneed B. Collard III is the author of more than 75 books, along with countless magazine articles for both children and adults. He is the recipient of the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for his body of work, while one of his newest titles for kids, "Hopping Ahead of Climate Change: Snowshoe Hares, Science, and Survival," was a finalist for 2016's AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books. The Collards live in Missoula, Montana.