I and the Bird has always been a channel through which international bird bloggers and bird watchers (two groups with a high degree of overlap) can connect and collaborate. Even our very first edition back in 2005 featured outstanding writing about birding and wild birds across many continents. Frankly, I may love this aspect of IATB the most, the idea that the carnival that was hosted out of the northeastern United States just two weeks ago can now come to us from India. Cosmopolitan, no? And through this celebration of a common passion for nature, we find that none of us are that different from each other. In fact, when I read Ambika Chandrasekar’s sweet Sound of Music presentation of I and the Bird #148, I learned that we share many of the same favorite things. I’m sure you’ll feel the same when you visit Madras Ramblings!

From the Great Lakes to India back to the Great Lakes, IATB really spans the globe. Make sure that you’re a part of what may be the last edition of I and the Bird by sending a link to your best bird blogging to me (mike AT 10000birds DOT com) or our next terrific host Kirk Mona (kirkmona AT yahoo DOT com) of Twin Cities Naturalist by April 26. And if you don’t want the world’s longest running nature carnival to come to an untimely end, sign up to host!!

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.