The idea for Chirping Central probably started in 2009, but it was not until August of 2010 when the idea became an obsession and I was convinced it had to be done. Many, many hours later the website was actually launched in January 2011 and I hope that you like the results.
So how did this all come about? Basically I wanted to do more. Over the years I have read about many avian conservation projects, sought them out online, attended conferences, and met a couple of researchers along the way. Back in 2006 I started sponsoring speakers to present at events in the US to hopefully generate interest in avian conservation and educate at the same time. I thought this was the most effective use of the funds I had available to help spread the word and educate the maximum number of people - and it has worked well. But still I wanted to do more - of course.
I look at these amazing creatures and their struggles to survive and I know there is more I can do. Combined, we DO have the power to help achieve a successful outcome for these creatures, but WE HAVE TO CARE. We have to know what is happening and remain aware, remain informed and part of the conversation. So Chirping Central LLC was formed in order to provide a venue for the conversation and also provide information about avian conservation projects, items of concern etc. This site is meant to be an information source, and I encourage all of you to actively participate in both providing information and being a reader of the information. Check back often as we further develop the site and also establish a presence for the Chirping Central Conservation Fund.