Birding is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’ll get (also, things might get a little messy!) The random wonder that following one’s bliss can result in is captured perfectly in the bygone adventures of one Heathcliff P. Sharpe, as expertly recounted by Christopher of Picus Blog. Enjoy the very worldly wanderings of an unsung early American birding hero in I and the Bird #105.

Birders from pole to pole know that the world is our oyster, or Oystercatcher as the case may be. Our blogs are celebrations of a wild world that fascinates, motivates, and inspires us all. Consider this as you prepare for the next I and the Bird, our belated FOURTH ANNIVERSARY edition hosted, believe it or not, by the indefatigable Corey Finger at 10,000 Birds. We haven’t selected a theme for this edition so just be sure to bring your very best blogging about birding or wild birds to the party. We’d love to see everyone attend! Get your links and summaries to me or Corey (10000birdsblogger AT gmail DOT com) by 8/4 for the August 6 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.