The month of June has passed, giving way to the first full month of summer in the northern hemisphere. Summer can be boring from a birding standpoint or it can be very, very interesting. How has yours been so far?

Since Corey fled NYC this weekend, I took over his Atlantic coast shore patrol. While I saw a number of tasty shore species, I most appreciated the behemoth Great Black-backed Gulls, which I’ve missed since I’ve moved upstate. Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was Cliff Swallow, a number of which are nesting in a shopping center in Ulster, NY.

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.