Birding Buddies Is Moving On
I started Birding Buddies in 2012 because I thought the other online tools for birders were ugly and difficult to use. I wanted to make something better. I think that I did and I like to imagine that someone on the eBird project looked at Birding Buddies and found one or two things inspiring for their project. Their online tools have gotten a lot better. eBird is a wonderful project and it's an important one for the birding community and the conservation efforts of bird lovers everywhere. I don't want to detract from that project, even in the slightest.
Please start using eBird.
Birding Buddies will be online as it is for the next month or so. After that I will likely disable accounts, listing features, and social features. The rest of the site will probably stay online for reference until I can launch the next iteration (as I mention below I don't have a lot of spare time, so don't hold your breath).
I've been trying to find the time to build my latest bird-related side project. It's a big one, though, and I don't have all that much spare time these days. And most of the spare time that I do have goes into my photography. If you have any ideas or thoughts about a birding related project, please don't hesitate to let me know.