Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The First 48 Hours...and what comes next.

Well, the first two days of this blog have been very interesting. We have had visitors from eleven different states, plus Canada, Mexico, and the U.K..

In the coming weeks, we will hopefully be adding more original content, including guest bloggers, 20 questions with birders from around the world, Birder Tech, CBC preparation, and who knows what else.

I guess if I had to describe the spirit of this blog, it would be "Birding With An Attitude." Too often birders are made to feel like they should be guilty or ashamed to be birders. I don't know if this happens in the U.K. as much as it does in the U.S., but it seems like every time a rare bird shows up in certain states, some overwraught pseudo-birder whines that people shouldn't go see the bird. You won't find any of that hand-wringing on this site. We might be just a bit overzealous at times, and rub some people the wrong way, but that's life.

Birders bird. Thats' what we do. Birders, twitchers, listers -- it doesn't matter what you call us, we all still have that same *something* inside of us that makes us want to chase that bird. And that's what we're going to talk about here.

I hope you enjoy what will follow.

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