As amazing as this may sound, I and the Bird is headed towards its fifth anniversary edition. Some regular contributors, including two-thirds of the 10,000 Birds team, have been blogging for longer than that. Yet, the bird blogosphere can hardly be considered impenetrable or static. Every year, amazing new voices emerge to wax eloquent on birding and wild birds. One of the best, (relatively) new bloggers to hit the birding scene is Laura Kammermeier. Laura herself is far from a stranger in New York and Ohio birding circles, but her blog Birds, Words, & Websites has become, in a short time, a favorite among the online nature audience. She also happens to be my lucky owl spotter, but that is another story entirely! Laura has finally taken on the august responsibility of hosting IATB and come through with a powerhouse haiku edition (you try to count the number of syllables in Eyjafjallajökull!) of I and the Bird #124.

Wouldn’t you love to be part of the dynamic roster of bird blogging luminaries? Take your place at the table by contributing a link to your best recent blog post about birding or wild birds to the next edition of IATB. Our next host, less than a year after his fantastic fall migration edition of IATB #111, is Kirk Mona of Twin Cities Naturalist.  Get your links and summaries to me or Kirk (kirkmona AT yahoo DOT com) by May 11 for the May 13 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.