“Ramblings” is a loaded term, one capable of conveying a continuum of meaning. Some ramblings are aimless digressions, either physical or philosophical, while others are intentional excursions. I’ve always considered myself what the immortal Dicky Betts labeled a ramblin’ man — tryin to make a livin and doin’ the best I can — but I try not to ramble while blogging, if you catch my drift. Nick Sly has been rambling for a while, bopping from New York to Venezuela to Florida to who knows where next. Yet his Biological Ramblings don’t come off as discursive or diffuse, but rather expansive and insightful. He certainly attends to I and the Bird with a purpose, presenting a robust, species-rich edition of I and the Bird #98. What a day list!

Whether you’re rambling in search of birds or rambling about them, we have a platform through which to share your best writings on wild birds and birding. I and the Bird is getting in sync with the seasonal movement of birds by putting Dan Rhoads of Migrations in charge of the next edition. Please send your links and summaries to me or Dan (daniel DOT rhoads AT gmail DOT com) by April 28 for the 4/30 edition.

Also be advised that I’m looking for the next season of hosts. If you haven’t hosted before or feel that your time has come around again, please get in touch!

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.