Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Superbowl of Birding - THIS WEEKEND!

The big event is near and I can't believe I haven't blogged about it. This weekend, I will be part of a team of your favorite bird bloggers competing in Mass Audubon's annual Superbowl of Birding. Our team, the Bloggerhead Kingbirds, consists of me, Corey from 10,000 Birds, Quintus from the Owl Box Blog, Nathan from The Drinking Bird, and the brains behind the operation Christopher from Picus Blog. Christopher deserves "mad props" for all the work he's done for this. He's the "local guy" who has done all the legwork to plan our route, do lots of scouting, plan our hotel stay, rent a car, and even spearhead the creation of our logo. The competition itself is Saturday, but we'll be doing some birding on Friday and maybe a bit on Sunday. This area of Massachusetts is prime territory for King Eiders, Snowy Owls, Northern Shrikes, and all sorts of other goodies. In fact, an Ivory Gull or two has been seen there recently. I'm really excited about this weekend. To keep up with our shenanigans, Quintus will be mo-blogging the event to the Owl Box Blog and N8 will be posting updates to twitter. Wish us luck!

7 comments:

Gallicissa said...

I am confident that Bloggerhead Kingbirds will emerge victorious and bring glory to bird bloggers worldwide!

Good luck!

Drew said...

Good luck, sounds like a fun group.

Will said...

Good luck guys! I'm sure I'll check in via phone at somepoint and I fully expect a text message that reads: IVGU!

corey said...

I can't wait...

And is it weird that I am most looking forward to seeing a guillemot?

Patrick Belardo said...

Not at all. I actually got my life Guillemot in this same area of Mass.

Jochen said...

Yeah, Corey, rub it in for those who have seen guillemot but can only dream of an Ivory Gull.

Good luck on seeing both (and more), even though you won't need it. This contest is going to be one lame ol' boring event, with a more than predictable outcome.
The other teams don't stand a fraction of a chance, guys.

Snowy Owls said...

Good luck! Sounds like it will be a great time. You should spot some amazing birds.