01 Nov '11, 4pm

Green Blog: For Bird Lovers, a Race to the Finish: The National Audubon Society introduces an interactive online...

For Bird Lovers, a Race to the Finish By LESLIE KAUFMAN National Audubon Society When people think about birds in games these days, they are usually of the angry variety . But a different kind of game is unfolding on the Web, with 34 pecking and chirping species just daring users to catch them. The National Audubon Society introduced the interactive game, Birding the Net, in early October to reach out to a broader audience of birders, perhaps hooking a younger generation on the pleasures of spotting and naming all kinds of striped and tufted avian friends. Web surfers can encounter animated birds on any one of 100 participating Web sites, from the Discovery Channel to AOL to Slate , The birds will behave much the way they do in the real world, flying, perching, and shying away from those who approach too quickly (with a cursor). Clicking on the animated birds takes players...

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