Grand Canyon

Turkey Day (apt for everyone but the turkeys themselves) is past and now the first world’s collective attention turns to highly conspicuous consumption. We birders are not entirely immune to materialism, but we also enjoy much that the world offers for free. Here’s a Black Friday challenge for you, assuming you can tear yourself away from your local big box: see how many birds with Black in their name you can find today. I’ve got one already and am wondering where to find the next!

The weather here in Western NY is rather balmy, so I feel moved to get out this weekend. Corey is far afield and never wants for motivation to chase birds wherever he is. 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!

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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.