Time to put another year in the books! You are undoubtedly reviewing the best and worst of everything you experienced in 2012 as we prepare to ring in the New Year. But for now, let’s focus on some specific highlights from just this past weekend…

My Best Bird of the Weekend was Red-breasted Nuthatch, many of which were emboldened to visit my feeder in the midst of mountains of snow. Corey’s BBOTW was a large covey of Gambel’s Quail at Joshua Tree National Park on Friday.

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.

Gambel's Quail by Corey Finger

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.