[CT Birds] The Big Year

Meredith, Leslie Leslie.Meredith at simonandschuster.com
Mon Aug 22 17:04:35 EDT 2011

I've refrained from posting about the movie on this list because I edited the book, but since 2 folks have mentioned the book-movie connection (thank you!), I can also mention that one of the 3 birders featured in the book, Greg Miller, who is a professional guide, was also brought in to consult on set.  He has some fun posts about his time in V'couver on this site: http://www.gregmillerbirding.com/about/ 

The trailer IS coming soon, post-Labor Day! 

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From: ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Hannan, John
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 4:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Big Year

Last week there were a couple of posts about the upcoming movie, The Big Year.  Those who read the book already know the plot is very funny and we will all probably recognize one or two birding traits of our own in the movie's main characters.

The film makers do want this to be a movie birders will both enjoy and be able to use to recruit new members to our ranks and organizations.  They consulted with both Cornell Lab and National Audubon on how to make scenes and species as realistic and true to geographic locations as possible.

The movie has turned Steve Martin into a committed birder too!
For more info on the film here is a website:


John Hannan
Senior Director of Strategic Gifts for the Atlantic Flyway
Director of Development for Audubon in Connecticut
National Audubon Society
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
Tel 203-869-5272 ext. 234
Cell 917-293-8302
Fax 203-869-4437
jhannan at audubon.org

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