As August goes, so go the summer doldrums (or winter lull, depending on your half of the world.) Not everyone experiences a dip in bird activity during the nonmigratory months, but those of us who do are ready to see some new birds NOW!

Unfortunately for me, work will keep me indoors this weekend. If I’m lucky, something special will fly over my harried head. Corey will be out and about in the NYC area this weekend; if you are too, you’d be crazy to miss the 10th Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Seriously, Jamaica Bay has some of the best birding anywhere, and this is your chance to see ALL the shorebirds.

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!

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.