We are sad to say that two of our beat writers, one of whom joined in the first group and the other of whom joined in the second wave of beat writers, will be leaving 10,000 Birds.

Jory Langner, our excellent Avian Quizmaster, will puzzle us one last time in October before hanging up his keyboard and riding off into the sunset.  Or something like that.  Dan Rhoads, who has ably and enthusiastically chronicled the birds of Cyprus and those who sought to do them harm, decided that with all of life’s other commitments he could not provide the quality content to 10,000 Birds readers that he wanted to.

We wish both of them the best and strongly encourage you to visit Dan’s original blogging home where his blog posts will still appear, Migrations.

As always, to see the full profiles of all of the 10,000 Birds beat writers, as well as a schedule, please check out the page for 10,000 Birds Beat Writers.  Also, make sure to pay attention to 10,000 Birds as we will soon be announcing some new and exciting additions to our beat writing team!

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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.