All birding–with the possible exception of fantasy birding–depends on movement. Either the birds come to you, you go to the birds, or you and the birds come to each other. During this time of year when migration is just beginning, think about where you might position yourself for optimal avian encounters. Then place yourself there and prepare for good things to come your way.

I’ll be positioning myself on the Braddock Bay Hawk Watch platform when I can this weekend. Even this early in the season, watchers have been rewarded with some tasty species. Corey kicks off this first Queens Botanical Garden bird walk this weekend. If you were hoping to drop in, sign up for the next one, because this weekend is sold out!

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.