August is here, which means that all too soon your local migratory birds will be gone. So will our long, lazy days of summer. Enjoy them — the birds and the days — while they last! What will you be doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

I’ll be relaxing Rochester-style, which may not entail observing any birds at all. Come to think of it, I’m not sure what relaxing Rochester-style entails. Charlie doesn’t know exactly what he’ll be doing either, but his plans no doubt include relaxing English manor-style, a tradition that may be familiar to those of you who watch public television.  Corey doesn’t know how to relax, so look out for him anywhere in the Tri-state Area, particularly on Friday when he’ll be escorting Will from the The Nightjar and his wife, Danika, around Jamaica Bay, hoping to get the two of them life birds.

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!

Since my evil moon over the Atlantic photo didn’t get enough attention last week, I’m sharing it again…

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.