There is a new page on the BirdSpert blog – Avitourism Research. There I have provided links to many of our research reports and surveys, as well as to the macro-level surveys such as the NSRE, the USFWS, and the Outdoor Foundation. Soon I will post a crib sheet of important bullet points, as well as PowerPoint with voice that can be used by you to argue about the importance of birding and bird conservation. Stay tuned.
The January issue of Birding magazine published an article about who advocates for birding by Ted Eubanks. The article is available online (through ABA) as a PDF.