Thursday, November 09, 2006

North American Bird Blogs

On May 8, 2006, I posted a message to the BirdChat listserv announcing that I had tabulated 90 North American bird blogs, which I had linked to Birds Etcetera. In the ensuing weeks and months I strived to add additional blogs as I became aware of them.

In the last couple of days, I’ve been working to update the list. My definition of a bird blog is simple: it is a blog that is primarily or consistently about birds, birding, or birders. Many bloggers occasionally post articles about birds, but to be considered a bird blog (in my opinion), birds must be a topic of discussion on a regular basis. Many blogs, especially those that focus on the environment and nature, can be difficult to categorize. Some that I dismissed might well be considered bird blogs by others.

Starting from an initial list of 126 blogs, 16 were deleted or moved because they are (a) not primarily bird blogs (6), (b) not found (5), (c) not active (2), (d) not a blog (2), or (e) dormant for more than a year (1); and 12 new links were added, yielding a current total of 122 active North American bird blogs (see list at right).

A summary of recent edits to my list of North American bird blogs:
Twelve (12) Bird Blogs Added:
  • BirdBreath Blog
  • Birdtogragphy
  • BirdWatching
  • Bloomingdale Village
  • Home Bird Days
  • Introduced Birds Weblog
  • NYC Nova Hunter
  • Omar’s Birding
  • RaddBlog
  • The Choctawhatchee Search
  • Today in NJ Birding History
  • Windy City Birder
  • Ten (10) Bird Blogs Deleted (because they are not really a blog, are not active, can not be found, or have been dormant for more than a year):
  • A Birder’s Journal in East Tennessee (not found)
  • Best Birding Blog (dormant)
  • Birding Gear Big Board (not found)
  • BirdingPal Blog (not really a blog)
  • Crows Really Are Wise (not active)
  • Fledgling Birder/aka Michigan Birder (not active)
  • Mike’s Soap Box (not found)
  • Stuart Healy's Birding Journal (not really a blog)
  • Wild Iowa (not found)
  • "Witchities" World Series of Birding Blog (not found)
  • Six (6) Blogs Moved Elsewhere (because they are not primarily bird blogs)
  • Endment
  • Living the Life Scientific
  • Sarcasm & Science
  • Somewhere in NJ
  • Tortoise Trail
  • Whorled Leaves
  • This list of bird blogs is almost certainly incomplete. If you maintain a bird blog or are otherwise aware of one that I have not listed, please bring it to my attention by way of a Comment.

    Note added 11/09/06: Minor edits were made at 12:55 PM and 2:50 PM EST.
    Note added 11/12/06: Edited by adding two new blogs: RaddBlog and The Choctawhatchee Search.
    Note added 11/21/06: Edited by adding one new blog: Birdtography.

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    4 Comments:

    Anonymous Radley said...

    John,

    I've enjoyed your blog for some time. I've just started mine at http://www.raddimages.com and I have place your link in my blogroll.

    Radd

    November 09, 2006 4:14 PM  
    Blogger John L. Trapp said...

    Very nice blog and Web site, Radd. I've added your link.

    November 09, 2006 4:35 PM  
    Anonymous rseymour said...

    John,

    Thanks for adding Birdbreath to your Bird Blog links. I really enjoy your site. I'm new to birding. I plan to spend more time here.

    Robert

    November 15, 2006 3:03 PM  
    Anonymous BIRDZILLA said...

    We have a pond with in our city limits and the wild ducks use it and so do the honkers and the WESTERN KINGBIRDS like to use utikity poles right with in our city as well and were a population under 900

    November 10, 2007 1:00 AM  

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