Community Bulletin Board – June 28, 2009

It’s been a quiet week here in the NBN community, hopefully because we’re all so busy enjoying the summer sunshine that we haven’t had much time for sitting at our keyboards!

Don’t be shy, if you have news, event or classified listings that you want to share with the NBN community, send your info to me for posting on the community board, to get the word out to everyone! Submissions can be sent to sanderling [at] symbiotic [dot] ca, with the subject line “NBN Bulletin Board”. Don’t forget to include your blog’s name and URL. The weekly board will be posted every Sunday.

Do you enjoy watching hummingbirds? Would you like a free DVD documentary about a nesting hummingbird? First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story is a film following the life of a female hummingbird as she raises her chicks to fledging, based on a book of the same name. From the film’s website: “One of the smallest birds in the world indeed changed the life of New York advertising photographers into the motion picture producers. Documenting the lucky finding of the tiny hummingbird’s nest on the clothesline in their new home in Las Vegas, the Carrolls turned their photographs of Honey, the mother hummingbird and her little chicks into the best selling book of its kind.”

What’s the catch? You have to watch the DVD and write a short review for the NBN blog. I know, hardly a difficult challenge! If you’re interested, email me, sanderling [at] symbiotic [dot] ca, and include your name and blog URL. If there are multiple interested persons, the first one to email me will get the DVD.

Are you a Facebook user? Become a fan of the Nature Blog Network! Help spread the word and promote excellent nature blogging!

We’re coming up on the deadline for the FREE trip offered by Wildside Nature Tours to Puerto Rico. Email your answers to 10,000 Birds (charlie10000birds [at] gmail [dot] com) by midnight EST on JUNE 30TH 2009 – that’s Tuesday! More details on the contest can be found at 10,000 Birds.

The second 2009 Birders who Blog, Tweet and Chirp outing is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, departing from Milford, CT, and will be led by Luke of Under Clear Skies. Leave a comment at the BBTC outing’s page if you’re interested in attending.

Amber of Birder’s Lounge also reminds members that her photo ID challenge and Do Something! (Good) campaign are always ongoing. Some great causes benefit from both of these, so swing by and participate, if you haven’t already!