Jay's Chicago

Isoo O'Brien's Big Year

Clip: Season 2022 Episode 1 | 3m 41s | Video has closed captioning.

17-year old Isoo O'Brien had a “Big Year” in 2020. He saw more bird species in Cook County than any birder ever. A Big Year is not a formal competition; it's a personal challenge or informal contest among birders. Jay met Isoo O’Brien on the day he tied the Cook County record with his sighting of an Eared Grebe. Isoo finished 2020 with 288 species -- the new "Big Year" record for others to beat.

Aired: 03/24/22

Rating: NR

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Jay's Chicago is a local public television program presented by WTTW.