The last weekend of December 2012 is the last weekend of the entire year. How many of you plan, before turning the page on this eventful year, to try to pad your year list? How will you do it?

Since I didn’t keep a year list in 2012, I feel no pressure to beat the bushes for final ticks. I may just sit back and contemplate how fortunate I’ve been this year to see amazing birds in amazing places with amazing people. Isn’t that what birding is all about? Corey may differ with me on that point, since he’ll probably spend this weekend combing the California countryside for just one or two more birds to bring him even with me in the ABA area. (He’ll never do it!)

How about you? Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday. Also be sure to come back Monday to share your best bird of the weekend!

Keep your eyes to the skies for crisp winter stars like these stunners over Arctic Bay

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.