Sunday, May 07, 2006

North American Bird Blogs

I started Birds Etcetera in February 2002 with a focus on "wild birds and other natural history topics of interest, with special (but not exclusive) reference to West Virginia and surrounding States." For the next several years I searched in vain for other bird blogs. I could locate blogs on numerous other topics, but few if any on birds. Even environmental blogs were hard to find. What a difference four years makes. There is now a far-flung and substantial community of bird bloggers. In the last month, I have made a concerted effort to locate as many North American bird blogs as possible, a task made easier by the advent of Google’s Blog Search and other search engines. At last count, I have tabulated 90 blogs currently active (i.e., at least one entry posted in 2006) that feature North American birds. Some of these blogs deal exclusively with birds, while others are nature or science blogs that include a substantial number of posts on birds. North American bird blogs are listed alphabetically in the right-hand column of this blog. If you have a bird blog that I have not listed, or are aware of other bird blogs that I have missed, please let me know, as I am interested in compiling a comprehensive list.

Known bird bloggers in "Greater West Virginia" (i.e., WV and surrounding States) include the following:

A DC Birding Blog
Bill of the Birds (Ohio)
birdDC
Birds Etcetera (West Virginia)
DC Audubon Society*
Julie Zickefoose (Ohio)
Ohio Birding Blog
PAHawkowl* (Pennsylvania)
The Birdchaser (Pennsylvania)


Note added 05/08/2006: Asterisks denote sites added after initial posting.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Baldsparrow said...

here's a couple for your list

qcbirdingdiary2006.blogspot.com

gardenbirding.blogspot.com

May 08, 2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Thank you, John!

May 10, 2006 1:31 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

It's been my pleasure, and I thank everyone who has submitted additional blogs that I had overlooked.

May 10, 2006 9:17 AM  
Blogger Patrick Belardo said...

Hi John, please add my blog:

http://hawkowl.blogspot.com

You've got a great blog!

May 11, 2006 8:54 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

I'm one step ahead of you Patrick. I noticed your entry in today's I and the Bird #23, checked out your blog (very nice!) , and added it to my list this morning.

May 11, 2006 9:37 AM  

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