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The Real James Bond A new book centers around an acclaimed ornithologist who goes by the same name as the famous spy. © iStock

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Book Launch: The Real James Bond


Learn about the fascinating life of James Bond, the acclaimed Academy of Natural Sciences ornithologist and the subject of Jim Wright's new book, The Real James Bond. Wright will talk about Bond's legacy and his specimens will also be on display. 

This exclusive event marks the debut of Wright’s new book and an opportunity to learn about one of the most influential ornithologists of the last century. A book signing will take place after the lecture. Books will be available for sale at the event.

The cost of this event is $5 for TNC members. When purchasing tickets, use the discount code TNCBOND at checkout to receive a special ticket price. 

About the Author: Jim Wright is an author, blogger, and longtime birding columnist for The Bergen Record in northern New Jersey. A prize-winning writer, Wright is the author of The Nature of the Meadowlands, Jungle of the Maya, and Hawk Mountain. Born in Philadelphia, he is a lifelong Phillies and Eagles fan. Wright is a marsh warden at the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife, Patty. In his spare time, he spies on birds. Read his blog at


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Book Launch: The Real James Bond The Nature Conservancy, together with the Academy of Natural Sciences, is hosting an event around a book about the acclaimed ornithologist, James Bond. © Schiffer Publishing

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