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.

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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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July 23, 2011

Volunteering at TAILS (Animal Shelter)


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 visits I am at the “bottom” and will be mostly cleaning (cages, floors, dishes, blankets, etc.). But after that, I hope to become a dog walker and dog mentor and eventually work with the “troubled” dogs on training them and getting them to be adoptable!

That is my ultimate goal: to help as many dogs find their forever homes. My first visit I cleaned up puppy cages which, for three hours, was a lot of work. But, the reward was I got to play with puppies!!

Cute Puppy

Cute Puppy

Now I just have to fight the urge to adopt one of these adorable dogs!
Cute Puppies

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