Last year was the Big Year of Birding organised (by me and a couple of good and efficient friends by name of Barbara and Sheldon) on behalf of Bird Protection Quebec who were 90 years old in 2007. It has been great fun but now we are in the home stretch and expect to announce the winners of the various categories in a couple of weeks time … meanwhile, the photography contest that was part of the year long event attracted over 400 excellent images all of which can be seen in the Big Year online gallery on the BPQ website.

It was partly because of the sheer tanker-loads of fuel that must have been expended by birders driving all over Quebec after rare sightings that this engendered that I am now organising the Bigby … the Devil makes work for idle hands as they say.