One Man, One Bike, 200 Birds – January 2015 Monthly Program

January 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
People's Church
1758 10th Street North
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Larry Boutelle

Do you like riding your bike? Do you like finding birds? If so, this program is for you! In 2013, Josh Haas set out to see or hear as many bird species as possible in Barry County, Michigan, without use of fossil fuels. His goal was 200 birds over the course of his 2013 Big Green Big Year (BIGBY). Josh had big days and not so big days, but along the way he was filmed and photographed at key times in the field. He has combined all of this media and many of his memorable stories into a program that is an entertaining must-see.

Josh is the President of the Battle Creek Brigham Audubon Society and is an entertaining speaker with a passion for all things birds. He is known for his bird photography and co-owns Glances at Nature Photography ( with his father where he sells his work, provides lessons and workshops, as well as leads trips around the Midwest. Josh has an extensive background with hawks and owls (as we saw in November) working with many local nature centers to train both birds and handlers, provide programming, and care for resident raptors. He spent six fall seasons with the Detroit River Hawkwatch as a relief Hawk Counter, honing his skills on hawk ID. He also partners with local non-profits like the Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, and the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for programming and workshops.

Join us Monday, January 26, at People’s Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. The program starts at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a social time with light refreshments (please bring your own coffee/tea mug) at 7 PM. Guests and the general public are welcome. Handicap parking and access is at either the front or rear entrances to the building.