Not sure I introduced myself. I am a Swedish birder who lives in Peru since 16 years. In Peru I work as a bird guide and bird tour operator.
I am passionate about bird conservation through involvement of local communities. I also love to promote birding to a wider audience. I believe that the combination of digital photography, especially with megazoom point and shoot cameras, and Social Media is taking birding to a new level. Never before has it been easier to start birding. To begin, one does not need to join a club, buy a field guide or even binoculars. The point and shoot camera and Social Media on the internet is a good start.
Later of course binoculars and a field guide will be a nice addition.
I don't use Google+ that much. I spend far more time on Facebook. But I do like the Google+ format and the possibilities for conversations. Hope to take more part in some of the communities in the future.
Some time ago I started two communities on Google+
One "Birds of South America" you see below and the other is "Birding 101" for beginner birders principally in North America. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109504046223685594369
Feel free to check the out.