Chicago Native Sets New Illinois Birding Record

In 2020, Nathan Goldberg spotted 341 species across the state.

Chicago Native Sets New Illinois Birding Record
Chicago birder Nathan Goldberg Josh Engel / Courtesy of Nathan Goldberg
Chicago Native Sets New Illinois Birding Record
Chicago birder Nathan Goldberg Josh Engel / Courtesy of Nathan Goldberg

Chicago Native Sets New Illinois Birding Record

In 2020, Nathan Goldberg spotted 341 species across the state.

Birding requires dedication, patience and strategy. For Nathan Goldberg, this meant driving hundreds of miles from Chicago to Carlyle Lake in Clinton County to catch a rare sighting of the magnificent frigatebird in 2020.

Magnificent Frigatebird
Nathan Goldberg

Reset talks to the 24-year-old Chicago birder about his record-breaking year.

GUEST: Nathan Goldberg, board member of the Chicago Ornithological Society