Fresh from the Space Coast Birding Festival, Bill and Ben welcome special guest Clay Taylor from Swarovski Optik to talk about his start in the bird biz, birding festivals, bird photography, and why Corpus Christi, Texas, is the continent’s birdiest city. Ben and Bill reconvene aprés the Reader Rendezvous to discuss the glamor birds of Florida, Ben’s gull resolution, bus engine trouble, great birding guides Adam and Gina Kent, and playing darts under the unwavering gaze of Mel Gibson. Then Ben refuses to share his species count during a Global Big Year Challenge update despite Bill’s emotional support and encouragement.
About the Author
Bill Thompson, III, is editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest and Watching Backyard Birds. Ben Lizdas is advertising sales director for BWD and WBB.