It’s back!

Two years the original I and the Bird passed on to that great server block in the sky, Mike, Corey, and I are resurrecting the venerable blog carnival in a new and improved format.  Mike announced the news last week and now the wait is finally over.  The first I and the Bird of the new era is published here at 10,000 Birds and the theme, now laser-focused on a group of birds every time out, is that most endearing of feeder visitors, NUTHATCHES.

White-breasted Nuthatch, photo by Mike Bergin

That yanking, beeping clan with the notable head-first style is a far more diverse group that we in North American and Europe appreciate.  Sure, those white and red breasts are great, but you haven’t lived till you’ve seen the Beautiful Nuthatch of Southeast Asia or Turkey’s dapper Kruper’s Nuthatch.

All that and more is available at the re-inaugural I and the Bird.  Come join us!

Written by Nate
Nate Swick is a birder. He grew up in the midwest but currently makes his home in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife and two young children, who are not yet aware that they are birders too. He has a soft spot for Piping Plovers and loves pelagics even when his stomach doesn’t, which makes him the quintessential Carolina birder. Nate is the editor of the ABA blog, host of the American Birding Podcast, and author of two books, Birding for the Curious and The ABA Field Guide to Birds of the Carolinas.