We are in the thick of the Christmas season now, which means that birders of every denomination can celebrate a festive Christmas Bird Count.  The cherry on top of a spectacular CBC experience is the opportunity to share (or gloat about) your coolest sightings. For example, Corey’s best birds of the weekend were Eastern Meadowlarks on the Queens Christmas Bird Count, not only because his was the sole group in the count to find them but also because bright yellow birds in winter are just plain great to see! My healing shoulder rendered me unfit for CBC duty, but my consolation prize was a terrific Cooper’s Hawk enjoying lunch in my backyard.

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.