Mid-summer has sprung in the latitudes I spend my time. Are you making the most of your month? Here at 10,000 Birds, we believe in living the first week of August like it was our last. Our Beat Writers can, as usual, be found exploring the more exotic, avian-rich corners of the globe. Corey is beseiging the birds of Seattle as we speak, and I’m enjoying the sight of Chimney Swifts swinging and swooping over the monuments and museums of Washington D.C. How about you? How will you be spending this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

By the time the weekend falls, I’ll be back in western New York, hopefully scoping shorebirds. Corey, on the other hand, will be birding Mount Rainier and Discovery Park… lucky S.O.B.!

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!

If you’re anywhere within a thousand miles of Coney Island, you may want to stop by to take in the gorgeous sunrise…
Bagging a mega-rare gull could be icing on the cake!

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.