Want to learn how a kid goes from reading Mr. Popper’s Penguins to being an ace birder? Read Greg Swick’s great post about his son, Nate Swick, who, well, if you don’t know who Nate is then I don’t know what you have been reading. Not 10,000 Birds, that’s for sure. Anyway, as added inducement, Greg’s post includes picture of Nate as an adolescent!

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.