There are approximately 10,000 bird species on this beautiful planet. Initially, this site was designed to chronicle my ongoing effort to see and enjoy every one of them. Back in August 2003, I was new to birding and eager to learn all about it. Now, I’m somewhat more knowledgeable on the subject but still have a long way to go!
Mike Bergin, based out of Rochester, NY, is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but what he really aspires to be is a naturalist. Besides founding 10,000 Birds and I and the Bird, Mike has also created a number of other outstanding sites and resources, most importantly Nature Blog Network.
I came to birding relatively late in life, but the next generation, Mason (3/17/04) and Ivy (5/30/06), are already wise in the ways of nature, despite their youth. You’ll find their latest adventures as well as all the pics of Mason and Ivy here.
If you’re interested (and I wonder why you would be), I invite you to browse my woefully out-of-date life list and well as a Bronx backyard bird list I maintained from my last apartment. I also kept year lists in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 before I wised up!