Birdvine [burd-vahyn] n. â€“ A list of web address links that pertain to wild birds, birding, and birders.
Let me introduce you to a new concept created by the Birdfreaks known as the Birdvine. Most Internet surfers have seen link lists before â€“ literally just a list of someoneâ€™s favorite links to other pages that they visit often or pertain to the topic of their website. In the Blogosphere (the world of Blogging), this is mostly referred to as a Blogroll. The links on a blogroll often have links to other sites that are not fully related to the main topic. This is fine for some, but not us.
Where the Birdvine differs from traditional link lists or blogrolls is in the fact that it stands for more than just a list of favorite places to browse. The Birdvine is a twisting mass of links to all kinds of websites that deal with birds and birding. On the surface, some of these sites will not appear to have much at all to do with birding. Often these are conservation-based sites that in their actions of conserving help out birds, and of course, birders too!
Also included on the Birdvine are sites of top notch photographers, nature lodges, bird tour companies, bird clubs, and of course, other blogs. Birding blogs have increased incredibly in the last year or so. For great details on this topic, check out Birds Etcetera.
The Birdvine is still in development and is always evolving. Thus, it is like the grapevine in our backyard â€“ no one knows where they start and there really is no end, but they are always full of birds!