Peter Kaestner illustration with birds flying around him
(Illustration: Lauren Mortimer)

Summer Read: An Obsessive Quest to See 10,000 Bird Species

Peter Kaestner illustration with birds flying around him

There are passionate birders and then there’s Peter Kaestner, whose devotion has him traveling the globe in pursuit of the ultimate record. Fewer than 20 people have seen more than 9,000 species, and nobody has reached 10,000, though Kaestner is closing in on the distinction. For this episode of our Summer Read series, Ornithologist and writer Jessie Williamson tags along with him on a rollicking South American adventure.

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