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Reports from the Field: Bird Sightings, Elizabeth River By David Gibson

Blog #2--finally! I was traveling, am home now, and am raring to go. I'd like to start things off by sharing with you two statements that really got my attention. The first was made by famous biologist and conservationist Thomas Lovejoy: "If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the big problems of the world." Intriguing statement. The second was made by novelist Jonathan Franzen in his recent National Geographic article entitled "Why Birds Matter and Are Worth Protecting": "They... Read More
Birding is a great hobby for a whole host of reasons. Two reasons come right to mind. Birds are beautiful, especially in flight, and they capture the imagination. Birds inspire. Birding is a hobby you can pursue alone. You don't need a team, group, spouse or friend. We all need hobbies we can work on alone. I'm also focusing on birds and promoting birding because people who become interested in birds generally become interested in other forms of wildlife, wildlife habitat, the broader... Read More