Looking for a place to initiate discussion or share something random yet compelling related to birds, birding, nature, or conservation? You’ve found it. Welcome to our Weekly Wednesday Open Thread!

Don’t be too rude, crude, or commercial. Otherwise, have at it! Use the comments section to tell everyone what’s on your mind today.

I’ll start the proceedings, but feel free to take the conversation in a different direction:

The American Bird Conservancy deserves massive credit for its unswerving efforts to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas, especially for the organization’s willingness to firmly grasp the third rail of environmental blights: insatiable predatory feral kitties. But am I the only one who finds ABC’s rhetoric around the threat of wind power (Wind Power Could Kill Millions of Birds Per Year by 2030) more than a little over the top? Should we stick with the status quo of blowing the tops of mountains and saturating our ecosystems with oil and frack juice or should we strive towards sustainable wind power?


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.