Birds serve as an endless source of inspiration, feathered muses that motivate sublime verse (not to mention way too many pre-dawn excursions!) The new release Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds, which Corey recommends highly, offers a sweeping selection of bird poetry and prose. Then again, so does the newest I and the Bird, which I recommend with equal enthusiasm. Matt Sarver has cunningly curated a remarkable and eminently quotable edition of I and the Bird #113.

If birds inspire you to blog, I and the Bird is your biweekly anthology. Will you share your most inspired observations or meditations? We will be skipping a week to avoid the American Thanksgiving, when most folks in the Lower 48 obsess over just one bird, usually in the context of stuffing and cranberry sauce. Consequently, you have three weeks to get your best link to a post about birding or wild birds to me or our next distinguished host, Susan Myers (myers_susan AT yahoo DOT com DOT au) of The Life of a Bird Tour Leader. The deadline is December 1 for the 12/3 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.