A new year, like a fresh canvas, presents an infinity of possibilities. Birders celebrate the spirit of a new year like no other enthusiasts, visiting old haunts made novel once more and exploring all the secret corners of their worlds. We only get one chance to begin a new year right, so make the most of yours.

I’ll be hitting the lakeshore this weekend, investing in my commitment to find a new winter bird in 2019. Corey will continue combing coastal Queens and racking up an impressive early year list. 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.