What's with the silence?
My electronic inbox hasn't included any e-mails on the topic, nor has the snail-mail inbox. BirdChick even commented on some points and solicited feedback, but no one replied on her blog.
Why the silence? I can't imagine that there are not more birders who're equally accomplished and deserving of recognition. I can't fathom that everyone agrees with Karlson's choices. I can't see why BirdChick's usually vociferous readers would hush up when she posed interesting questions.
Is the silence due to an actual dearth of suitable candidates... or to birder apathy?