Saturday, November 24, 2007

Birds Etcetera in the Wall Street Journal

In an article by Beckey Bright entitled “Blog Watch” that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on September 24, 2007, Birds Etcetera is one of just four bird blogs highlighted:
There are dozens of blogs dedicated to birds and bird-watching, but if you only look at those you’ll miss an abundance of good writing on birds that’s scattered elsewhere in the blogosphere. Birds Etcetera provides an excellent compilation of recent posts about birds, mostly from sources other than the mainstream bird blogs.

Recent posts include links to a discussion of the role pigeons may have played in the Minnesota bridge collapse, an item on the mutually beneficial relationship between birds and pine trees, an entry on avian intelligence and essays about personal encounters with birds. There are also photos and videos.
The other blogs featured are Bill of the Birds, BirdChick, and I and the Bird (brainchild of 10000 Birds).

In making note of the WSJ article, Terryorisms (a blog billed as “a collection of flotsam and jetsom from trolling the World Wide Web”) went so far as to call Birds Etcetera a “mainstream bird site,” a gross exaggeration if ever there was one.

Truth be told, there are many other bird blogs out there far more deserving of mention in the WSJ than my modest contribution, but I’ll humbly accept the compliment.

3 Comments:

Blogger J. Karl Clampit said...

Congrats on the WSJ article. Your blog has definitely be a huge resource for me as I've started 'birding'!

November 24, 2007 11:09 PM  
Anonymous mon@rch said...

Great to see you back to blogging again! Will have to update my RSS feeds!

November 25, 2007 12:51 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Congratulations and thanks for keeping such an extensive blogroll! I'm new to birding (as of this past summer) and can't get enough of birds! I'm birding in the south Chicago suburbs, so winter is descending upon us - though I'm enjoying my winter back yard feeder birds and looking forward to spring migration.

I look forward to reading your blog! Happy birding! :)

November 26, 2007 12:48 PM  

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