Noah Strycker reports on his quest to see half the world’s birds in one year (2015) in Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World. For 365 days, he traveled across forty-one countries and all seven continents with a backpack, binoculars, and a series of one-way tickets. So, be prepared for a whirlwind tour of the world while birding. Interspersed between travel and birding stories are history lessons, covering big year birding, and stories about the many and varied local birders helping him on his way. Eventually, Noah spotted 6,042 species, an astonishing number for one person in one year.