David at Search and Serendipity is the host for the 60th I and the Bird. This particular birding carnival is notable not just because David is a fellow Texan, but also because he's produced the first birding blog carnival to be hosted by video.
Amid the more than 30 postings from birders worldwide, David gives up four videos. Be sure to view each, including the outtake reel.
But the core of every I and the Bird is, of course, the collection of fantastic reports from birding bloggers, or blogging birders.
Among my favorites this time are:
- The photo blog from a bird and wildlife enthusiast in Estonia.
- The perils facing the spoon-billed sandpiper.
- A weekend of banding red-tailed hawks.
- The mysteries of migration.
Of course, I am pleased to report that my wren serenade also made the carnival.
Even if you aren't a regular birder, take a break and visit the 60th I and the Bird. I'm willing to bet that you'll find something there to brighten your day.