Charlie, Corey, and I have been so busy of late that we completely overlooked the fifth blogaversary of 10,000 Birds. Can you believe that this blog is already five years old? Believe it.  On 8/12/2003, I started 10,000 Birds as a way to combine twin interests in birding and blogging. On 8/13/2003, having appeased the birding gods, I saw my first Eastern Screech Owl! Our collective life lists have been growing ever since.

Five years is a (VERY) long time in the still burgeoning blogosphere, yet I often feel like we’re still just getting started.  More than 1,000,000+ page views later, the three of us are still in this for the community, the causes, and. of course, the glory money power birds. But a milestone like this isn’t about us so much as it’s about US, all of us. As long as our readers, commenters, contributors, and friends keep coming around, we’ll keep presenting our particular spin on nature, birding, conservation, and the wide, wide world.

We have, as you’ve surely come to expect, big plans for the next year.  Stay tuned, make yourself known, and don’t hesitate to contact us. While etiquette dictates wood or clocks for a fifth anniversary, your continued interest and support is all we need!

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.