There's a trailer out for a new movie, "A Birder's Guide to Everything." It has received great reviews from the National Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the American Birding Association. Kenn Kaufman, famed bird-guide author and a serious birder himself even as a teen, was a consultant for the movie.
We asked Rob Meyer, a former associate producer for the NOVA television series, why he decided to write a movie about teenaged birdwatchers: "I wanted to make a film about adolescence, a boy struggling through a difficult time, and how nature and birding can help inspire and heal. On a more practical level, the story was inspired by the possible rediscovery of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker."
And what's Rob's favorite bird? "Northern Saw-whet Owl." (That's sure easy to understand!)
The plot pivots around the potential rediscovery of a long-extinct bird - the Labrador Duck.
But you don't have to be a birder to enjoy this movie: the movie won second place in the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and was an official selection for the Aspen, Woodstock, Austin, and Williamstown Film Festivals.
Have you seen "A Birder's Guide to Everything?" Let us know what you thought!