March Madness is sweeping the American sports scene while the rest of the populace here tries to figure out when spring will really, truly arrive. The insanity of March Madness makes me wonder if any other country has a comparable phenomenon, meaning an annual event or period where college sports dominate discussion. Can anyone share a similar scenario?

This was one of those weekends where I was so busy writing about birds — in this case a presentation on my adventures in avitourism throughout Central America — that I couldn’t actually look at any new ones. I am enjoying myriad memories of motmots though! Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a brilliantly yellow singing male Pine Warbler at Hempstead Lake State Park in Nassau County. How could it be anything but his first singing wood-warbler of spring?

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.