In birding parlance, a “spark bird” is the species that mutates one’s benign regard for nature into a seething, immoderate interest in avifauna. Do you have a spark bird story? If so, you should share it with your fellow bird watchers on Bill Thompson III‘s newest stroke of brilliance, The Spark Bird Blog? Send your scintillating spark bird story to sparkblog AT

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.