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January 11, 2023

The Legacy of America's Iconic Birdman:​

Frank Chapman, CBC Founder and So Much More

by Jim Huffstodt

The New Jersey native Frank M. Chapman was the most popular bird writer of his day, a museum man, an explorer, and the godfather of the Christmas Bird Count. His accounts of birding adventures in the American tropics led to a level of international fame no ornithologist has attained since. Join Chapman's biographer, Jim Huffstodt, for a look at the man and his life's work among the birds. 

The Man Who Loved Birds is the award-winning author Jim Huffstodt's fourth book. Jim spent 25 years working as an information and media specialist for the Illinois Department of Conservation and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission; his writing has appeared in a wide range of journals and magazines, and he is the author of three previous historical and biographical books. A native of Illinois, Jim currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, Judy.















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March 2022: Tracking New Jersey Birds Using the Motus Network by Cailin O'Connor

April 2022: Radio Birding by Mardi Dickinson

May 2022: 101 of the Greatest Birds on Earth by Mark Garland

June 2022: Annual Members and Friends Meeting

September 2022: Exploring Big Bend by Donna Traylor

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November 2022: On Safari in Africa by Ric Cohn