It was about this time last year that our concept of Birdfreak began. We were tossing around ideas for a Website name and discovered that birdfreak.com was available. However, this actually wasn’t our first choice. Not that we aren’t birdfreaks – the thousands of pictures, hundreds of magazines, and nearly constant effort to find birds proves that.
Our first concept was “Feathers”, an all-encompassing approach at various aspects of birds and birding. We wanted to start a magazine or weekly newspaper but quickly discovered that we didn’t have the time or money to invest in such an endeavor. Plus, the domain for feathers.com and all its variations, was already in use.
So we searched around a bit more and thought, how about Birdfreak! It was unique, a bit in your face, and 100% true!
After several failed attempts at creating a working concept for a Website, the domain sat for several months until December. After years of reading articles and hearing local birders discuss how much better the “good ‘ole days” were, we got to thinking. The so called good ‘ole days couldn’t possibly be over. We couldn’t just sit back and watch the environment slip away and all the great birds with it.
So, the Birdfreak Birding Blog was born on December 1st, 2006 to focus on promoting bird conservation and birding. We aren’t about being famous, rich, or even becoming the best birders in the world. Our goal is simple yet extremely important – the more birders there are, the more bird conservation there will be, and the more birds can survive to enable more birders.
“The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others.” – Theodore Roosevelt
We believe that conservation is the key to saving the planet and know that together, we as birders will continue to lead the conservation effort.