We love to travel to find new birds and participate in a lot of bird counts. We also created a Guide to Birding Field Guides and host a collection of over 200 birding links from all over the globe.


While our main focus continues to be birds, we promote other areas of conservation as well. Conserving land not only benefits wildlife, but is hugely beneficial to people as well.

Year of the Young Birder

2013 is officially The Year of the Young Birder! We plan on spending the whole year promoting young birder clubs and sharing ideas on how to help student naturalists become lifelong conservationists.

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Horse Soccer

October 4, 2011 | No comment

Some photos of me practicing equestrian soccer on Teddy. Teddy is Stacia’s 11-year old bay Appendix Quarter Horse and a natural at equestrian soccer.

Birdfreak Welcomes – Leo Tolstoy!!

August 31, 2011 | 1 comment

The Ohio Birdfreak clan Jennie, Dakota and Lily Nevada adopted a new family member: Leo Tolstoy. Leo comes from the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County and turns one on December 7th. Leo likes sleeping on the couch, gazing through the picture window and going for long walks. He is getting used to his […]

Horse Days 2011 – Loving the Draft Horses

August 23, 2011 | 1 comment

We spent Saturday at Horse Days at the Boone County Fairgrounds in northern Illinois. Unfortunately, it rained hard for a solid hour and delayed/canceled a lot of the events we wanted to see. But we were still able to enjoy a few dog demonstrations, some equine-soccer demos, and my favorite part, admire the beautiful draft […]

Puppies and Dog Training

August 16, 2011 | 1 comment

I’ve now been volunteering at TAILS Humane Society for nearly a month and have logged 15 hours of service. I am going twice a week: Wednesdays are “Puppy Class” where I bring an adoptable puppy to train and socialize with other pups and Saturdays where I do dog enrichment and obedience training class. A few […]

TAILS Visit Number Two

July 29, 2011 | No comment

To continue my volunteering at TAILS Humane Society, I spent two more hours there on a rainy Saturday morning. As soon as I arrived I was put to work walking dogs! This is one of the main things I wanted to do when I volunteered so I was thrilled to get to on just my […]

Volunteering at TAILS (Animal Shelter)

July 23, 2011 | 1 comment

I had been thinking of volunteering at an animal shelter for quite some time but didn’t want to commit until I was settled in to a more regular schedule. Now that I think I am, I decided to go for it and went to TAILS in DeKalb, Illinois to start volunteering. For the first three […]

Phriday Photo – Bella Nova Scotia’s New Walking Jacket

February 25, 2011 | 2 comments

We took advantage of a great sale at PetSmart and bought a new walking jacket for the diva Bella Nova Scotia. She looks pretty in pink! Socks, our nearly 17 year old dog, looking on The jacket has already gotten use as we had a lot of rain over the weekend and snow during the […]

Cute Puppy at the Tree Farm

December 2, 2010 | 1 comment

Over Thanksgiving break we cut down our Christmas tree at a local tree farm. There are always a lot of cute dogs there, mostly Golden Retrievers and now a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog. This little black pup was all by himself so we decided to surround him with love! Stacia with the little puppy Who […]

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