Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas Bird Count! That’s right… the yule birding season is officially upon us, which means a lot of dedicated citizen scientists saw a lot of birds this weekend. Can’t wait to hear your reports.

Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a surprising find on the Queens County Christmas Bird Count, which was held yesterday. He was very pleased to finally get Eastern Screech-Owl on his Queens list when one responded to tape in central Queens. Even better, it was the first in eight years on the Queens County Christmas Bird Count! Mike was on the road celebrating the holiday season, but was happy to encounter one majestic Raven dwarfing puny crows.

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.