Have you ever wondered who reads I and the Bird? No, I really haven’t either until recently. And while this analysis isn’t exactly based on data, anecdotal evidence, or anything else resembling fact, I suspect that our readership essentially falls into three camps: wildlife watchers, bloggers, and conservationists. That observation is hardly revelatory and neither is the thought that most readers belong to more than one of those groups. What is interesting perhaps is the idea that many IATB readers, along with the majority of our contributors, exist within the intersection of all three sets. Larry Jordan of The Birder’s Report certainly does, which is actually what prompted this wholly unscientific exercise. Larry is a bona fide wildlife-watching conservation-minded blogger and that is what makes him great. You should explore his blog to discover (or more likely reaffirm) why he’s so great, starting with his enlightening, inclusive edition of I and the Bird #35.

Are you a wildlife-watching blogger? If so, you probably write a bit about birds, considering how enjoyable they are to watch and all. That means this is your tribe. Represent! Our next host is none other than The Birdchaser himself, Rob Fergus. How can you miss it? Send your link and summary to me or Rob (birdchaser AT hotmail DOT com ) by October 12 for the 10/14 edition.

On the subject of blog carnivals, be advised that I’ll be hosting the October edition of Berry Go Round. That gives you four weeks to write something spectacular on just about any aspect of plant life… up to the challenge?

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.