In a normal year, we’d enter the final weekend of October thinking of trivialities like tricks, treats, and maybe costume parties. Instead, a cloud of dread hangs over most of the world. Be strong! There are certain days, specific moments when each of us has the potential to change the world for the better. When those moments come your way, rise to the occasion for yourself, your loved ones, and your planet. And what should you do during the hours, days, and weeks when everything you care about isn’t under siege or on the line? Go birding 😉

Some splendid winter finches have been turning up sporadically along Lake Ontario. If all goes well, I’ll be able to chase one or two down this weekend. Corey will, of course, attempt the same (probably more successfully) in Queens. 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.