As some of you may have heard or already experienced, we are in the process of developing online birding services for birders of all levels. The website is called BirdFellow.com. In the coming months we look forward to launching a full-featured site that is being designed to offer online features and content that all North American birders will find useful and interesting.
Currently, BirdFellow.com is publishing an online journal that presents regular postings about a variety of birding topics. Since our launch of the online journal in late December, we've posted a number of trip reports including a series about a January 2009 trip that Steve Mlodinow and I made to Baja California Sur, Mexico. The avifauna and biogeography of B.C.S. is quite interesting, yet it has received little attention from the ornithological community. In addition to the trip report, we’ve also posted a three-part series on some of the unique taxa that are resident in the Cape District of Baja. Many of these species and subspecies occur nowhere else.
In recent days, we've added two ID challenges that allow you to test your skills in sorting through mixed flocks of similar species. These have been quite popular with our modest, yet loyal following. We’re finding that once folks discover and experience the site, they return over and over again, with many visiting on a daily basis.
I invite you to check out BirdFellow.com, search the online journal archives, and tell us what you think using the "comments" link below the title of each post. If you like what you find, please pass the word to those who might not be subscribers to this list of birders.