July 2007 was another amazing month on 10,000 Birds. The big news was not that I hosted the fifth Carnival of Colors (though that was fun) but rather that I hosted the 2nd anniversary edition of I and the Bird! Two years of collaborating with the finest nature bloggers in the world deserves at least a month of celebration.

Another milestone was that Corey made a highly significant discovery of Yellow-headed Blackbird on Long Island, an extremely rare sighting for New York. He also twitched the extremely rare Western Reef Heron in Brooklyn, though that wasn’t his bird! Despite seemingly endless trips to the Adirondacks, he’s been singing the Big Year Blues.

Charlie shared the specifics of some of his more colorful travels abroad to exotic locales such as Sydney, Australia and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Speaking of traveling, I had the pleasure of visiting a variety of Orange County, California birding hotspots (this one, this one, and this one) accompanied by the estimable Amy Hooper. Racked up a few lifers that day, I’ll tell you. I also observed our pyrotechnic family holiday at the 9th annual Chicken Inferno.

Of the 55 posts we published this month, the most popular was definitely the I and the Bird edition, edging out that perennial favorite of perverts everywhere, Another Sexy Redhead. Corey’s missives about his Yellow-headed Blackbird and New York’s Western Reef Heron also enjoyed their due popularity. Web searchers still show a healthy interest in information about mockingbirds and seahawks as well as mallards both manky and hybrid.

The most heavily commented and linked posts in July include some the aforementioned articles as well as the report of my excursion to Oceanside Marine Study Area on Long Island. In addition, the discussion generated by the move to a group blog was quite lively in posts written by Charlie, Corey, and yours truly.

July 2007 was such a busy month on the blog that I fear this review just scratches the surface. What was your favorite post on 10,000 Birds this month?

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.