Big News!

I was almost ready to publish a post on another topic, but I just got some fabulous news that I want to share right now. Ok, are you ready? Here it is: I’ve just been chosen to be a part of the Official Blog Team for this year’s Biggest Week in American Birding! Isn’t that awesome? I’m so excited, and I got this great badge to make it really official:

Biggest Week Official Blogger logo

This will be our third year attending the Biggest Week (BW). I’m glad Eric will be with me to keep my feet on the ground because I tell ya, I’m flying high right now! You may remember me raving about the BW here before. For example, here’s one of my BW posts from last year. You can see more by checking my archives for May of 2011 and 2012. And this year we’ll be spending more time there than before, so that means more new warblers to see and more great birders to meet. And lots to share with you too.

I was feeling sort of blue in recent days, what with the never-ending snow and spring seeming so far off. But this news absolutely made my day today.  I hope I can convey the excitement and wonder of this event through my posts leading up to the Biggest Week.

Blackburnian Warbler at Magee Marsh during migration

Blackburnian Warbler at Magee Marsh during migration

Registration will open up in the next couple of days on www.bwiab.com, so go over and check it out. And don’t forget to check out the entire Official Blog Team here. (My bio and pic should be up there shortly.) I already know several of these bloggers and I hope to meet the others when we’re down in Ohio chasing birds together.

According to the eBird map below, my personal favorites, the Blackburnian Warblers, are luxuriating in the lush greenery of Costa Rica and Columbia right now, but in a few short weeks they’ll start their long journey northward. And I’ll be waiting to celebrate them on the Magee Marsh Boardwalk once again, along with thousands of other bird lovers. I hope you’ll join us, either in person or right here on my blog.

The purple spots are where Blackburnian Warblers are right now. Cool, huh?

The purple spots are where Blackburnian Warblers are right now. Cool, huh?

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10 Responses to Big News!

  1. drbobsbirds says:

    It is SO great that the birding community will hear your special perspective (as a fellow highly sensitive person) through your blog! Your blog offers special insights I cherish and rarely discuss! – “Dr. Bob”

    • Kim says:

      Dr. Bob, since we’re both on the blog team, it’ll be fun to see how our perspectives differ on the experience. Looking forward to reading your rambles!

  2. Littlesundog says:

    How exciting is this, Kim?? Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you! It’s just hard to believe with the winter weather still perking along that migration will soon begin. I look forward to following you on this fascinating endeavor!

    • Kim says:

      I knew *you *would understand just how exciting this is for me, Lori. It’s going to give me so much satisfaction knowing that this year when I write about the birds, more people will be reading my posts. So awesome….

  3. Wow! So exciting! Congratulations! You deserve it!

  4. Congrats! What an honour! This news should get you through to the nicer, warmer days of spring.

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