Now that the U.S. federal government has nearly secured all of its National Wildlife Refuges from the hands of armed militants, we can all get back to celebrating our Constitutional right to go birding. This is, in fact, a universal right, so everyone should chase some birds this weekend for freedom!

I’m working most of the weekend, which will keep me from going after some of the winter specialties I still crave. Corey is back on the scene in NYC, so expect to encounter him wherever fancy birds may be found. 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.