I was inspired by a kind, creative, and genuine birder in Texas. The idea to start a blog focused on birders arose during dinner several miles north of the border after a long day of birding. While eating the most authentic Mexican food I've ever had, this idea re-focused my wandering mind and helped give me a purpose. Thank you to my two new friends inTexas, for helping me turn this year from a self-focused list-driven birding trip into a deeper project focused on improving and building our nationwide birding community. I'm grateful for you both.