The first month of the current year is all but over. Happy with your year list to date? Don’t worry… we’ve got 11 months to go!

The birds we encountered up on the lake this weekend could only be described as mundane. Luckily, while White-winged Scoter may be common around here in winter, it’s never boring. Corey enjoyed a foul-weather seawatch on Saturday morning and birded a couple of locations Sunday morning before leading a walk for New York City Audubon in Forest Park. He saw a bunch of birds but his favorite was the Red-headed Woodpecker that has been hanging out at the corner of Abington and Audley Streets in Queens for a month now. There’s something about the simple black, red, and white coloration of the species that makes it stand out as Best Bird of the Weekend.

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.