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AUDUBON: Two Guys Just Broke the North American Big Year Record–But How?
When Sandy Komito (the cheery guy played by Owen Wilson in the movie The Big Year) saw 748 species in 1998, many thought his North American birding record would last forever. In fact, Komito’s number stood for 15 years—until Neil Hayward managed to log 749 species during a frenzied transcontinental run. Since then, birders have wondered when someone might go for the big 750.