Happy holidays, friends… we hope you’re getting all the birds you asked for this year!

Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was one of the three lifers he tracked down in the company of Felonious Jive on Saturday, the California-endemic Yellow-billed Magpie. Now he needs to find one more to finally crack the 500 mark for the ABA-area! Mike managed to maintain his slim ABA lead by spotting the one Barnacle Goose amidst hundreds of Canada Geese in Van Cortland Park in the Bronx.

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.

Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie, a California endemic

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.