Well, we did elect George W Bush at least once, so it is a hypotheses worth testing, I suppose.  And though Ted Lee Eubanks’ blog post on the ABA Blog is really more about how the public is more into birds than birding, I find the idea that perhaps the fact that most Americans might not have what it takes to be birders interesting.  What do you think?

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 and Desmond Shearwater. 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.