About 10,000 Birds

There are approximately 10,000 bird species on this 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 listen to the 10,000 Birds origin story on the Bird Watcher’s Digest website, or listen to it in Mike’s interview on Bird Banter. Mike – together with Corey Finger – ran 10,000 Birds until September 2023.

Mike 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, Mike has also created a number of other sites including Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.

Corey Finger is a New Yorker who has lived in Queens since 2008. He garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn’t working as a union representative or spending time with his family.

Starting from October 2023, 10,000 Birds is run by Kai Pflug. Kai is a German who has been living in Shanghai for the last twenty years, and who only became interested in birds in China – so he is much more familiar with birds in China than with those in Germany.

10,000 Birds is also privileged to host talented Beat Writers representing some of the best writers, photographers, guides, and artists in the birding world. Learn all about the 10,000 Birds Beat Writers and their topics.

If you want to learn where to find folks who used to write on 10,000 Birds, then this is the page for you.

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