Buried in an article in Variety listing new additions to the cast of the eagerly anticipated movie on competitive birding, The Big Year, is a mention that Jim Parsons (from The Big Bang Theory) will be playing “the author of a popular avian blog.”  Which blog?  A real one or a pretend one?  And did bird blogs exist in 1998 when the action takes place?  And how cool is this?

Also, it seems that Debbie Shearwater, the west coast pelagic birder, will be played by Anjelica Huston.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.