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The Last Edition of I and the Bird

It hardly seems fair, does it? For many of our readers here at the new ABA Blog, I and the Bird – the blog carnival celebrating the best writing about birding and wild birds on the web — was new and maybe even exciting. Yet here I am before you (in a virtual [read more…]

I and the Bird #148

I and the Bird has always been a channel through which international bird bloggers and bird watchers (two groups with a high degree of overlap) can connect and collaborate. Even our very first edition back in 2005 featured outstanding writing about birding and wild birds across many continents. Frankly, I may love [read more…]

I and the Bird #147

As you might surmise, I spend an inordinate amount of time every day thinking about both birding and blogging. Perhaps we're alike in that. Where we may differ substantially, however, is that those thoughts are often crowded out by more pressing considerations of the fine art of SAT and ACT instruction. As the owner of [read more…]

I and the Bird #146

Birders, as you probably already know, really get around. I don’t mean that in a promiscuous way — who am I to judge? — but rather in a strictly geographical sense. To be a birder sometimes feels like having a backstage pass to the hidden highways of the world. We scan and scour those lonely [read more…]

I and the Bird #145

Do you list? That question seems as incomprehensible as its companion query, “Do you bird?” unless you in fact do bird and might list. We frankly love listing at 10,000 Birds; we’re big listers that may one day aspire to be Big Listers, if you get the distinction.  Dave Ingram of Island Nature is clearly a list lover [read more…]

I and the Bird #144

Certain concepts in this world are difficult to define; like art (or certain other types of adult-oriented “art”), we may claim to know it when we see it, but can’t agree on the line that separates art from that which is not art. An example nearer and dearer to the hearts [read more…]

I and the Bird #143

Birding, we can all agree here, is pretty terrific. Football, and by this I mean the kind we play in the U.S. of A., is rather outstanding in its own right. Why is then that the combination of football and birds doesn’t deliver a new level of success?

Obviously (it is [read more…]

I and the Bird #142

I and the Bird is a blog carnival celebrating the interaction of human and avian, an ongoing exploration of the endless fascination with birdlife all around the world. Enjoy this biweekly showcase of the best bird blogging on the web published on alternating Thursdays.

While some would strenuously argue the point, birding [read more…]

I and the Bird #137

Is it possible that some human beings in the year 2010 don’t know what a blog carnival is? Believe it or not, the answer is yes. In fact, it’s safe to say that most people, maybe even most bloggers, have no idea what a blog carnival is. That’s too bad, as a vibrant blog carnival [read more…]

I and the Bird #136

One of the many reasons we’re so enchanted with avians is most definitely that phenomenal power of flight. Why is it then that the birds we seek so rarely use their wings to fly to us? We all exist within the orbit of certain avifauna; where I’m from, European invasives are always underfoot and I’m [read more…]