NBR - National Birding Radio - Most Popular Birding Stories of the Year
I And The Bird" blog carnival #139 contains the same imaginative creativity that is characteristic of his beautiful images and sensitive commentary on travel, people, culture and our natural world.
This edition's theme is a take-off on National Public Radio and, fittingly, begins with an award-winning post from NPR commentator, Julie Zickefoose. Along with her, you will find "best story awards" presented to some of my all-time blogging favorites and I am honored to find myself among them with the award presented below.
Best in Conservation
|Sandhill Crane photo by Charlie Corbell|
An Intimate View of Family Life
"Noted watercolor artist, writer, photographer and outspoken crane conservationist Vickie Henderson was the reader's favorite in Conservation with her in-depth reporting and intimate look at Sandhill crane behavior and her public opposition to Tennessee's proposal to hunt the bird along its fly-away. Vickie reports that a Sandhill Crane hunt proposal in Tennessee is now in its final stages and inviting public comment. She offers that if the hunt proposal is passed, Tennessee will be the first state in US history to initiate a hunting season for Sandhill Cranes in the east and reveals that other states are lined up to follow. Vickie is the author and illustrator of The Craniac Kids - Whooping Crane Activity Book. She is currently the Featured Bird Blogger of the Week at Birding Blogs.com."