Summer felt officially “on” this weekend in many parts of the northern hemisphere. That summer generally signals a decline in local avian diversity probably hasn’t sunken in yet, but rest assured the birds you saw this weekend may grow tiresome in another month.

In my case, the same old same old swallows up at the lakeshore did nothing to diminish gorgeous days at the beach; the Bank Swallows and I both had a great time. Corey enjoyed camping with family and friends for the long weekend after getting tested for COVID and coming up negative. Mongaup Pond in Sullivan County is a great place to beat the heat of summer and an even better place to hear duetting Barred Owls while you are lying in your tent. Those owls were easily Corey’s Beat Birds of the Weekend.

How about you? What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us in the comments section about the rarest, loveliest, or most fascinating bird you observed. If you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, you should include a link in your comment.

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.