The next Birds and Beers is less than a week away and we trying some place new. Regulars have asked for a place without a band and plenty of room for our group, so we’re going to try the Wilde Roast Cafe. I’ve been there to meet with friends and for a play reading last month and thought it might be a good fit. They have a room just for us (I did have to commit that our group would order at least $100 worth of food and beverage which for our group isn’t a problem). Wilde Roast has beer, wine, tasty eats and great atmosphere. No scotch or whiskey, but I think that’s more my issue than anyone else.
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 or your bird tour business–the sky is the limit. It’s low key and it’s fun. I’ll bring my iPad full of Israel photos and birding apps anyone would like to play with and I know several birders have gone to Sax Zim Bog so if you’ve never gone and would like to try it, this would be a great place to get the skinny on birding this awesome winter boreal hotspot.