Bird watchers on my latitude and perhaps yours as well have reason to look forward to this coming weekend. I can’t promise an end to the wacky weather you’ve probably experienced, but can assure you that April is ending. Why does that matter? May offers, as you may know, some of the best migratory bird action of the year in temperate zones around the world. If you consider yourself a birder, some of the best moments of your year are dead ahead! So what will you be doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

This weekend, I’ll be in Rochester and Corey will be in Queens; our plan is to let the birds come to us!

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday. Also be sure to come back Monday to share your best bird of the weekend!


Dramatic skies over South Padre Island in Texas
(one stop on the Swarovski Optik “Fabulous EL Fifties” victory tour of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail!)

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Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.