The next Birds and Beers will be August 15, 2009 at 6pm at Merlin’s Rest. This will be a special Birds and Beers held in conjunction with a group called Birders Who Blog, Tweet, and Chirp (aka birders who write a blog, have a Twitter account, or ChirpTracker account) run by Dawn’s Bloggy Blog. As always, Birds and Beers is an open event to anyone remotely interested in birds, so if you do not have a blog, Twitter account or ChirpTracker account, you are of course welcome to Birds and Beers, the only requirement is that you have an interest in birds. The first part of the day will be spent at Carver Park banding birds with my buddies (and Birds and Beers regulars Mark Newstrom and Roger Everhart). You'll have your choice of watching the banding are checking out the fabulous trails at the park and meet some fun bird bloggers. Keep an eye open to Hasty Brook for details on the BWBTC end of things.
That night at 6pm will be a Birds and Beers is an informal gathering of birders of all abilities–if you’re interested in birds, you’re invited. You can meet other birders–maybe find a carpool buddy, ask about where to find target birds, share cool research projects you might be working on, ask a bird feeding question, share life lists, share some digiscoping tips, promote your blog–the sky is the limit. It’s low key and it’s fun.
I alas will not be able to attend which I'm sad to miss a birder gathering. I've had a most unexpected opportunity come up and it's a gamble, but it all pans out, it will be pretty cool. It's still somewhat up in the air though, so I don't want to jinx it by talking about it.