Here’s some big news I’ve been waiting to spring on you all – I’m moving! No, not moving away from 10,000 Birds, as much as some of you might prefer the full force of Charlie and Corey’s genius undiluted by my drivel. The move I am about to embark on, along with Sara, Mason, and Ivy of course, is a very physical and possibly even philosophical one. We’re leaving the big, bad Bronx for the more provincial pleasures of Rochester, NY.


Anyone who knows me is aware that I am a city guy through and through. Despite my apparently incongruous love of nature, I really appreciate the benefits of an urban environment. Plus, when it comes to birding, this archipelago I’ve occupied for most of my life is paradise. So why am I saying so long to Central Park, Prospect Park, Pelham Bay Park, Forest Park, and (worst of all) Jamaica Bay?

I could say it’s because this city isn’t big enough for Corey and I, but of course that’s not true. Anyway, I have seniority so if anything, he’d have to leave instead. This move isn’t about saying so long to anyone or anyplace. I’m still tied to the NYC area in too many ways to spend too much time away. No, this move is about saying hello to new places, exciting ecosystems like Montezuma NWR, Irondequot Bay, and whatever boreal brilliance Canada has to offer!

I’m certain that his move north is truly a move up for my family and me. The benefit to the blog will be a whole new host of hotspots to write about. So move over, my fellow upstate New York bloggers… 10,000 Birds is coming to town!

American Bittern
The bitterns at Montezuma are calling me…

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.