Join BirdNote tomorrow, November 30th!
Illustrator David Sibley and actor H. Jon Benjamin will face off in the bird illustration battle of the century during BirdNote's Year-end Celebration and Auction!
Thank you to everyone who attended "The Ultimate Bird Drawing Throwdown Showdown" – BirdNote's year-end celebration that featured an epic bird drawing battle between author and illustrator David Sibley and actor and comedian H. Jon Benjamin, along with a special live performance from internationally-acclaimed musician Andrew Bird. We hope you enjoyed the event, and we thank you for your support of BirdNote! You can watch the full event recording with the video above.
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About our Guests
David Allen Sibley is a renowned American ornithologist, author and illustrator, celebrated for his significant contributions to the field of ornithology and his exceptional talent for capturing the beauty of the avian world. His famed The Sibley Guide to Birds is a reference work and comprehensive field guide for birds found in the United States and Canada. Sibley has also authored numerous other books, field guides, essays and memoirs, and his artwork has graced the pages of books, magazines, and educational materials - inspiring countless individuals to develop a deeper appreciation for avian diversity.
H. Jon Benjamin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician, celebrated for his distinctive voice and comedic prowess. Benjamin is known for his voice roles in adult animated series, including Sterling Archer in Archer and Bob Belcher in Bob's Burgers. He has also written for and contributed to several comedy series and has authored a memoir titled "Failure is an Option: An Attempted Memoir," in which he shares his unique perspective on life and humor. During the 2020 lockdown, he rediscovered a childhood love of birds and began delighting his Twitter followers with the "Morning Bird Report".
Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 17 albums and performed extensively across the globe, headlining concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and festivals worldwide. In June 2022, Bird released his latest album, Inside Problems, on Loma Vista Recordings.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!