A birder’s quest to see 10k species

Outside magazine has published an article on Peter Kaestner, one of the world’s top birders aiming to be the first person to see 10,000 bird species. Currently ranked number one on Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird, his goal is an obsession born out of decades-long passion, and the list of birds he is yet to see are some of the rarest and most remote in the world. The article follows Kaestner on a grueling 20-day trip to Peru, hoping to spot a few of the remaining species on his list, despite facing a range of health and logistical challenges.


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