No, it's not necessary.
Yes, it's totally silly.
But do you want to "like" it? Yes you do!
I realize that I waste a lot of time on Facebook and I would much rather be reading info about local birds than looking at pictures of people's lunches. I like the Audubon Society of Portland's site but I thought it would be nice to have a more birder-centric site to look at and interact on. Plus I'm jealous of all the drama Steve shares from the California sites.
Now, from the non-virtual bird front, a couple of yard gulls:
Tips on ID-ing gulls from this angle please!