A  Birders  Guide To  Everything

Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables, FL


Dr. William Searcy

Professor of Ornithology, University of Miami; Associate Editor for "Proceedings of the Royal Society of London"

A Birder's Guide to Everything— The Labrador Duck, the Difficulty of Declaring a Species Endangered or Extinct, and the World of Birds

A presentation about the Labrador duck, the difficulty of declaring a species endangered or extinct, and the world of birds.

Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables, FL

Film Synopsis

Teenaged birding fanatic David Portnoy takes an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history.

Teenaged birding fanatic David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) thinks he's made the discovery of a lifetime. On the eve of his widower father's second wedding, David spots what may just be the extinct Labrador duck. After consulting with a famous local ornithologist, Lawrence Konrad (Ben Kingsley), he and the two other stalwart members of the local Young Birders Society (Michael Chen, Alex Wolff), joined by their headstrong photographer classmate Ellen (Katie Chang), take off on a rollicking, interstate road trip in search of a rare bird and elusive answers to teenage questions large and small.

About the Speaker

Dr. William Searcy is a professor of Ornithology at University of Miami and an associate editor for Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.