The world of bird-blogging is ever-changing and dynamic so you will be little surprised when you learn that we have some changes here in the Beat Writer lineup at 10,000 Birds.

First, we are sad to see Dale Forbes go, at least temporarily, as the pressures of his job are too much for him with the added pressure of producing great content every other week here on 10,000 Birds. We will miss him and his “Looking Out From The Alps” but we do hope that when his job slows down a bit that he will be back. (There is another alternative theory that finally getting to experience the full magnificence of wood-warblers has driven Dale stark, raving, mad but we will leave that to the tabloids to sort out.) Until and if he comes back to 10,000 Birds you can check out his archive here.

Second, Julie Zickefoose, who is an incredibly busy person what with a blog of her own, a new book out, a family, and a host of other responsibilities, will be stepping back from her monthly post to become an occasional contributor. While we will miss her monthly offerings we are glad that she will still pop in from time to time to let us know of her latest Zickefoosian Observations.

Finally, the schedule is getting revamped a bit, and you can find all the details about that on the Beat Writer page. (The schedule is down at the bottom.)

Change is good, though not when writers that we like are leaving. Best wishes to Dale (and a speedy return). Remember to keep reading 10,000 Birds to keep up on all the comings and goings!

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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.