Birding In the USA

During takeoff on a Delta flight I thumbed through the inflight magazine out of boredom more than anything else. There was an article on “Birding.”  This is a growing industry where American travel around the country… to look at birds.

The economic impact from this phenomenon is breath-taking. Consider these Birding facts from a 2006 Survey:

  • 12 Billion dollars spent on trips
  • 23 Billion dollars spent on equipment
  • Total: 35.7 billion dollars spent

Wow – there really isn’t a lack of money in our distressed economy!  The real issue is the affections of the heart… Will I spend my resources for personal pleasure or will I invest to fulfill the Great Commission.

(Delta Sky Magazine, Oct 2011 , pg. 60)

About Philip Hunt

Philip Hunt serves as Africa Director for IBMGlobal. He and his wife have served 21 years in Africa. His responsibilities include serving as President of Central Africa Baptist College & Seminary in Kitwe, Zambia (, the Director of Faith Children’s Village Orphanage ( Philip Hunt and his wife Lori are the parents of seven children: Cherith, Austin, Collin, Ashlyn, Carman, Tamaryn and Corban.
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