You shouldn’t be surprised to learn that there is a bird blogger in Libya, where people have become emboldened enough to try to take down the brutal dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi.  Bird bloggers are everywhere after all.

The situation in Libya makes my having missed seeing a woodcock so far this year a bit more tolerable and makes me feel virtually powerless and wishing there was something I could do.   I guess it can’t hurt to pay a visit to Birding for a Lark or another blog based in Libya that I found today, Khadija Teri, who has been posting every day through the current crises, and maybe even leave a comment letting them know that they are in our thoughts.

Here’s hoping that the al-Gaddafi goes quickly and a democracy flourishes in Libya and in a couple of years a big bunch of bird bloggers goes to see what north Africa has to offer!

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.