It is May! For those in the northern hemisphere migration fever is upon us and employers who employ birders are wondering where everybody is. Have the birds really started moving where you live?

Both Mike and I were on the road this weekend. I was in Chicago (actually, I might even still be here by the time this post goes up considering my first flight was cancelled and my second has already been delayed once) and managed to sneak an awesome morning’s birding in the Chevalier Woods Forest Preserve. A Bay-breasted Warbler was my best bird of the weekend though I could have chosen almost any of the 64 species I spotted. Mike was with his kids doing the theme parks in Florida and had as his best bird one of his Florida favorites, a White Ibis.

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 Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.