Summer thankfully persists in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the birding remains dull. Shorebirds are on the march and, all too soon, songbirds will be as well. But probably not too soon, right?

I didn’t run into anything unusual this weekend, so my best birds of the weekend were probably the Barn Swallows wheeling and dealing above the Sterling Renaissance Festival. Corey, on the other hand, can’t choose between Hudsonian Godwit and Black Tern at Jones Beach, both new birds for him in Nassau County. This, of course, is on top of the amazing avifauna he encountered in Washington State. Fricking Corey!

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.