A  Birders  Guide To  Everything

Dr. Daniel Klem

Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology, Muhlenberg College

A Birder's Guide to Everything— Birding and Citizen Science

A discussion on a current topic related to ornithology and birding.

Civic Theatre of Allentown Allentown, PA

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. Daniel Klem is a professor of biology and the Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He received a BA in biology from Wilkes University in 1968, an MA in biology from Hofstra University in 1973, and a PhD in zoology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1979.