The bad news is that summer is almost over. On the other hand, birding is getting interesting again in many parts of the world, including mine. How about yours? Please share the fascinating details of your best bird of the weekend…

I have a few standouts to choose from but fall in favor of the ominous kettle of Turkey Vultures wheeling over my gym on Sunday; people must be working out pretty hard in order to generate thermals, right? Corey’s best bird of the weekend was any of the three shearwater species he spotted on the CRESLI pelagic trip (finally!), though the Thick-billed Parrots at the Queens Zoo (part of a captive-breeding program) were, in his words, pretty darn cool too.

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.

What a Great Shearwater!

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.