I recently signed up to "Celebrate Urban Birds" through The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in an effort to learn and teach my children more about our winged neighbors. We enjoy backyard birding because the birds become so familiar. We have yet to make our yard appealing to a variety of birds, but we are not wanting for variety if we venture out our front door. We have, in fact, a resident Greater Roadrunner who occasionally runs alongside us on walks and often perches like a pigeon on less-than-dignified objects. One day I found him on a storm drain.