Thursday, May 26, 2011

Appalachia to Asia

Thursday, May 26, 2011
I'm sitting in my home office today in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio (and will continue doing this over the coming holiday weekend) trying to write a compelling, readable account of an adventure I had back in March of 2009 in The Philippines.

The subject of the article I'm writing is a trek I took with some birding pals (pictured above) to see the Philippine eagle on a mountain in Mindanao.

This photo (above) of the thick mountain jungle with a bit of rising mist (or is it smoke?) figures prominently in the story, which will appear in the September/October 2011 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest. If you don't subscribe to BWD, dang it, ya should, because you're missing out on some of the best bird-related content on the planet. You can get an entire year of both the printed-on-paper version of BWD and eBWD our enhanced digital edition for less than $20.

Just wanted to post this today to note how weird it was to be sitting in these old mountain foothills in Ohio, remembering our incredible hike up Mt. Kitanglad on Mindanao. It's all coming back to me now...


On May 26, 2011 at 5:26 PM Rondeau Ric said...

It comes back more slowly each year

On May 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM said...

Hi Bill,

Adrian here from Will you be featuring the article in your blog or will it be in BWD only? That Kitanglad trip was a memorable one, birding with a fun group, not-so-bad weather and great views of the eagle!