Weatherwise around the world, this last weekend of September delivered a sneak preview of what each of us will likely enjoy or endure over the six months. We’re not fully into winter or summer yet, but the scent is in the air. Most of the birds you see these days, however, won’t be sticking around long, so take advantage while you can!

On my nature rambles this weekend, I ran into a couple of White-crowned Sparrows. Anytime I see these dapper birds, they are automatically my best birds of the weekend (even if they turn up midweek.) Corey was disappointed to dip on a Lark Bunting out on Long Island this Saturday, a bird that not only would have been a state bird but also a lifer. He had better luck on Sunday, seeing a host of autumn migrants including his Best Bird of the Weekend, an Orange-crowned Warbler at the Queens Botanical Garden that he spotted just before the New York City Audubon bird walk he led. Sadly, the bird did not reappear for the folks on the walk.

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.