Another Father’s Day, another opportunity for millions of birding dads to invite, entice, or drag their progeny out into the field. Here’s a question for the fathers out there: did you even try to take your kids birding this weekend? If so, how did that go?

I succeeded in getting exactly half of my children out into the field to explore the only old growth forest patch in Monroe County, NY. More shocking, my 14-year old son actually deigned lift bins to look at an Indigo Bunting and admitted that the bright blue bird was pretty cool. That’s the best bird I’ve enjoyed in a while! Corey enjoyed a three-day, non-birding weekend at a resort on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The birding wasn’t great but he did pick up a few endemics, of which his favorite – and his Best Bird of the Weekend – was the Yucatán Jay.

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.