Happy New Year! Yes, I understand you may feel that 2013 just began and its first weekend comes too quickly, but that is old-fashioned 2012 thinking. This year, the weekends arrive fast and furious. Make the most of them!

This weekend, Corey and I will both begin the cold, careful work of adding local birds to our burgeoning year lists. Many others, no doubt, will do the same. 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!

Arctic landscape by Clare Kines
Keep your eyes to frigid skies
(This is really a photo of Arctic Canada by Clare Kines, but makes me think of all the snow shoveling I’ve been doing lately!)

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.