The last weekend of winter/summer looks a whole lot like the first weekend of spring/fall. That doesn’t mean, however, that winds of change aren’t blowing birds hither and yon. Some of the banner birds of your next season may have already arrived, but more will come every week. Be ready!

I’m so focused on my birds of spring that I’ve been tuned out to what the last of winter has had to offer around here. Fortunately, my eBird alert shook me out of my stupor long enough to pick up my first county Eurasian Wigeon! Corey got out both mornings of the weekend and picked up several new year birds as spring migration has finally started to pick up. American Oystercatchers and Laughing Gulls were both nice, as was a flushed Wilson’s Snipe, but none of them could compete with his first Eastern Phoebe of the spring. The phoebe is easily Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend.

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.