About 10,000 Birds
“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started… and know the place for the first time.” — T. S. Eliot
There are approximately 10,000 bird species on this beautiful planet. Welcome to 10,000 Birds, where, between us, we expect to eventually see every single one. Expect plenty of commentary on natural history, science, politics, conservation, travel, and blogging along the way.
Are you fascinated by nature? Eager to travel? Passionate about understanding and observing the world’s birds over a lifetime of exploration? Then this is the site for you!
10,000 Birds was founded in 2003 by Mike Bergin. You can read the 10,000 Birds origin story at the Bird Watcher’s Digest website. Mike, based out of Rochester, NY, is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but what he really aspires to be is a naturalist. Besides founding 10,000 Birds and I and the Bird, Mike has also created a number of other outstanding sites and resources, most importantly Nature Blog Network.
Corey Finger is a New Yorker who has lived most of his life upstate but has since moved to Queens. 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. Corey lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their two indoor cats, Hunter and B.B.
10,000 Birds is also privileged to host a horde of talented Beat Writers representing some of the best writers, photographers, guides, artists, and all-around personalities in the birding world. Learn all about the 10,000 Birds Beat Writers, their topics, and their schedules.
If you want to learn where to find folks who used to write on 10,000 Birds, then this is the page for you.
10,000 Birds was declared one of the 100 Most Informative Blogs in the world by Carnegie Mellon University in 2007! Other accolades include:
10,000 Birds has been included for years in Alltop Outdoors, the site that aggregates what is considered the best writing on the web related to nature and outdoor activities.
Here are 8 random things about each of us, 6 more random things about us, our collective Top 10 Nature Moments of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and our responses to the Birding Meme if you’re into that sort of thing. And if you’re friendly, contact us!