How was your weekend? Any good birds? Tell us about your best bird.

Believe it or not, I consider my best bird of the weekend to be the oft-reviled House Sparrow. Observing a flock of adults and juveniles gave me an glimpse into their innate avianness. House Sparrows may be, to those of us in the Americas, invasive, ubiquitous, and pretty much unwelcome, but they are birds and should be respected as such. Charlie’s best bird of the weekend commands respect and awe wherever it appears; he spotted an amazing 12 Marsh Owls in one group while birding in South Africa. Amazing, right? Corey took in mixed flocks of wood warblers. Asked to choose from among his thirteen viewed species, he thought the seven Canada Warblers passing through were probably the best.

What was your best bird of the weekend? Tell us about the rarest, loveliest, or most interesting bird you observed in the comments section. Plus, if you’ve blogged about your weekend experience, I invite you to include the 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.