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Meet your Bloggerhead Kingbirds

January 25, 2011

This weekend six bird bloggers from across the eastern United States will convene in snow-bound Boston, Massachusetts for another tilt at the windmill that is the Super Bowl of Birding.  It will be cold.  It will be snowy.  It will be birdy.  And it will be bloggy, as each of the members of this team is a bird blogger.  Because that is how we roll, friends.

Who are your Bloggerhead Kingbirds? You’ll have to cycle through the blogs to find out, but I can fill you in on one of them.

He’s a tremendous photographer, and one of those twitchers that I’d say gives birders a bad name if I wasn’t one of them too.  He’s also famous among New York birders as the sucker who took Slate reporter Nathan Heller on the bird walk that led to this travesty of avian journalism.  Not that he had anything to do with the end result, mind you.  If there was thing that this Bloggerhead is not, it’s a manifestation of middle class environmental ennui.  And we all know this to be the case.  Why?

Because he is a twitter champion, a master of micro-blogging.  Nothing less than artist in the oevre of 140 characters. He knows everybody, which is great because we’re probably going to make him live-tweet the competition again this year as he did last year, especially since he’s got one of those fancy smarty-phones and none of the rest of us tweet enough to make it worthwhile.  Plus he’ll no doubt take such fantastic photos of the bird we see over the weekend that the rest of us will be too embarrassed to publish our own.  But that’s ok too, because that’s part of the reason he’s coming along.

So, dear devoted fans of the Bloggerhead Kingbirds, I introduce to you none other than the Birding Dude himself, though he’s certainly no dude birder.  Tweeter, photog and super blogger…

Andrew Baksh of Birding dude!

  1. January 25, 2011 9:43 am

    Here’s hoping you don’t freeze to death!

    See you Friday…

  2. Andrew Baksh permalink
    January 25, 2011 10:35 am

    As long as you don’t call me sucker otherwise it will be the floor for you again pal! Looking forward to seeing you on Friday, with your new Parka 🙂

  3. Nate permalink*
    January 25, 2011 3:30 pm

    @Corey- You and me both.

    @Andrew- Hey, that was all Heller’s doing. Who knew he would take such a strange interpretation from an otherwise normal day in the field?

  4. January 25, 2011 10:01 pm

    I’m not only impressed you’re leaving the balmy confines of NC as well as your quad-county area to head to coastal MA, but psyched you’re back for your third year. Looking forward to birding with you this weekend!

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