Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Welcome to Biking for Birds - Please read this for an overview of what's here!

First, thank you so much for visiting my blog, an account of my 2014 biking and bird watching odyssey! During that year, I bicycled 18,000 miles around the lower 48 states in search of birds. Beyond the 618 species of birds that I found, I met hundreds of amazing people, saw the United States in a way few ever will, and faced challenges that I never imagined possible. It really was the adventure of a lifetime. I am working on a book about it now.

My 2014 bicycle Big Year Route

For a general overview of what the heck is going on with this blog, I'd suggest starting with the tabs under the banner heading, specifically "Adventure Overview", "Why", and "Route and Strategy". Once you've checked those out, you might be interested in my daily posts as I moved about the country. Those can be found in the "Blog Archives" section in the right hand column of the web version of the blog. In that section, you'll also find a few preparatory posts from late-2013 and a few summary posts from January 2015. I decided to shut the blog down at that point so the adventure would stand in cyberspace as a self-contained unit.

That's the nuts and bolts of what's here. For those interesting in knowing what I'm doing now, I will point you towards my current birding, bird photography, and travel blog, The Speckled Hatchback. I have been doing a fair amount of public speaking about my trip, and I post my upcoming engagements in the "Speaking and Guiding dates" tab under that banner heading. If you or your group would be interested in hearing me speak about my adventure, please email me at 

I would also very much appreciate it if you'd take a minute to visit my official photography site, Dorian Anderson Photography

For those with Instagram accounts, I will point you to my account on that platform. My user name is there is dorian_anderson_photography. 

I also have a bird-specific Facebook page, Dorian Anderson Birding and Bird Photography, for those that use that platform. 

Ok, that's it! I hope you enjoy the content on all my various platforms. Thanks for visit this page and any of my others!

Here's a sample of my bird photography....