I and the Bird

They call Rob Fergus the Birdchaser. Actually, he calls himself that, but with good reason. He’ll hop in the car to twitch an Ivory Gull or Yellow-billed Loon at the drop of a hat. But this Birdchaser does more than just run down rarities. Rob is a Senior Scientist with National Audubon Society involved with important backyard and community bird-conservation programs like the Great Backyard Bird Count. Cool!

Last but not least, Rob is one of our most seasoned I and the Bird hosts. Last time around, he brought us back to the future in I and the Bird #18. This time, he’s tempting us with prizes. Readers of Rob’s proud presentation of bird blogging goodness are invited to answer 20 questions about the posts themselves. E-mail your answers in and if you get them all correct, you’ll be in the running for a copy of National Audubon Society: The Bird Garden: A Comprehensive Guide to Attracting Birds to Your Backyard Throughout the Year, signed by the author, Steve Kress. So run, don’t walk to the engaging I and the Bird #51.

Is the adulation of an audience appreciative of your observations on avifauna the prize you truly seek? Then I and the Bird is the forum you’re looking for. Send a link to your best blog post about wild birds or birding to me or our next excellent host, Paul (pjollig AT gmail DOT com) of The Wandering Tattler by 6/26 for the 6/28 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.