A  Birders  Guide To  Everything

Bozeman Film Society Bozeman, MT


Dr. Kevin Ellison

Grasslands & Avian Ecologist, World Wildlife Fund

A Birder's Guide to Everything— Lost Birds and Found Directions: Find Your Reason to Fly

An pre-screening introduction on the art of bird watching. 

Bozeman Film Society Bozeman, MT

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. Kevin Ellison is a grasslands and avian ecologist at the World Wildlife Fund. He previously worked as a conservation associate at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and did his postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Ellison received BS in biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MS in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of California at Riverside, and a PhD in zoology and animal biology from the University of Manitoba.