Yesterday, I gave a presentation at the Midwest Birding Symposium on birding and nature blogs around the world. Today, Sharon Stiteler and I are blogging live from the Birder’s Marketplace here at the MBS, spreading the word about how blogs are an essential component of a well-balanced media blend.

We are really having a tremendous time here. The turnout is impressive and the atmosphere electric. Many of your favorite birding authors, bloggers, and guides are here. And, I should point out, Ohio offers some outstanding birds; I can scarcely believe I’ve seen two life birds since I live to the east on the same latitude. I’d love to show you photos or mention some of the more noteworthy snippets of the symposium thus far but I’m blogging on a Mac and can barely stand it.

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.