What’s better than a two-day weekend? A three-day weekend, of course, unless you can swing four or more! Here in the United States, we’re in the midst of the Memorial Day weekend. This means that if you see any amazing birds today, you can count them as your best birds of the weekend.

The best birds of my undistinguished weekend must be American Goldfinches in their full canary finery. Goldfinches aren’t much to look at in winter, but they certainly pop come summer. Corey’s BBOTW was his first ever in Queens Purple Martin at Fort Tilden, number 290 on the Queens list!

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.