Mid-May is one of those times of year where everything needs to take a backseat to birding. Are new migrants flooding your area? If so, we hope you’re getting out there to greet them!
Corey saw 115 species of bird on Saturday alone so he had lots of to choose from in picking his Best Bird of the Weekend. And it was an easy choice because he had one standout bird, a Dickcissel that he found at Fort Tilden, a very unusual bird on the east coast in spring! My own take was much more modest, but I managed to find a few fancy warblers in Cobbs Hill Park for my mother-in-law, foremost among them the dazzling Blackburnian Warbler.
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.
A Whip-poor-will to finish off our World Series of Birding run in Middlesex County. It was a county bird for the whole team.
Congrats! Great Finds 2u Both
Carpenter’s Woods in NW Philly was positively swarming with brilliantly colored Black-throated Blue Warblers, and my ears tell me that the Acadian Flycatchers have returned to the Wissahickon Creek Park. So, a nice tie for me!
Best bird duing our Global Big day run in Costa Rica might have been Blue and Gold Tanager. We didn’t see or hear anything very rare and got rained out nearly the entire morning but still managed 230 species. Another team in Costa Rica that didn’t get rained out got 308!