The online ecosystems in which nature lovers connect, congregate, and express their fascination with all manner of flora and fauna grows richer by the day. Even in this era of abundance, certain sites engage large audiences quickly by offering special features. is a relatively new social networking site for bird-enthusiasts that has already attracted a lot of enthusiastic attention. Those of our readers who are familiar with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology undoubtedly respect those organizations immensely. So how could you not feel the same way about their online love child? You should definitely check out; if you don’t believe me, consider what Catie Bales, Communications Fellow for the NRDC has to say: is a new social networking site for bird-enthusiasts that was developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as a place for bird-lovers to share stories and information about birds and to help protect birds from activities that harm them and their habitat.

Our goal is to provide a place for bird-lovers to find the information they want, post their own blogs, questions, photos, videos and interact with each other, and be able to take action to protect birds and bird habitat. After launching last February , we are already over 2,800 members and growing daily. Our members are very active on the site.

NRDC is an environmental action group that combines the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and policy expertise of lawyers, scientists and other professionals to protect wildlife and wild places, and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a nonprofit, member-supported organization dedicated to the study and conservation of birds. The Cornell Lab engages people of all ages and walks of life in learning about birds as part of its mission to conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education and citizen science.

Together, the two organizations invite all bird enthusiasts to use this space to meet each other and to learn more about birds and the issues they face. So, join us on, follow us on twitter @weluvbirds and become a Facebook fan by signing onto Facebook and searching for WeLoveBirds.

Happy birding!

To get a sense of the many social features offers, peruse the welcome page then dive into the bottomless well of community-generated bird content. If you’re so inclined, share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.