It is great to join Martin and other members of the team on Birding Frontiers. For me, the great thing about birding is that it can be enjoyed in so many different ways. I have ambled through periods of twitching, patch birding and world listing, and enjoy the birds, the places and the birding scene. I guess like most birders, I have always maintained a core interest in identification. Our knowledge of identification seems to be developing so rapidly that keeping pace can be tricky, but thanks to sites like Frontiers, up-to-date summaries and informed discussion of today’s birding hot potatoes are accessible to us all. Consequently I’m very pleased to be invited to join the team, and hope that I can contribute something useful from time to time.