Whenever I think of Amber Coakley’s engaging blog Birder’s Lounge, it gets me to wondering what a true birder’s lounge might look like. I imagine an old explorer’s club motif minus the taxidermy, probably overlooking a jungle canopy or rich mudflats. Obviously the room would be well-stocked with field guides, reference books, and robust multimedia resources. We’d require comfortable seating, blogging stations, optics care kits, and, if the birders I know are any indication, tons of alcohol! Then again, judging by that selfsame crowd, birders don’t lounge much anyway; there’s always more to see, right?

Clearly, Amber doesn’t lounge much either. Let’s thank this terrific Texas Master Naturalist for a gorgeous, geographically-stimulating edition of I and the Bird #102!

Whether your blogging comes from a place of leisure or industry, if it’s exceptional and avian in theme, it may be ideal for I and the Bird. The next edition is back in the hands of Birdfreak so get your best recent posts on birding or wild birds to me or Eddie (birdfreak AT birdfreak DOT com) by 6/23 for the 6/25 edition.

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.