Real seasons shift more quickly and subtly than our crude quartile scheme suggests. While the calendar asserts that we in the Northern Hemisphere are merely midway through summer, birds are beginning to feel autumnal breezes blowing. We’re entering a new season now, one that will see shorebirds and songbirds alike on the move. Don’t you love that?

I’ll be hanging around Rochester this weekend, too paralyzed with envy to get any decent birding done. Why so jealous? Because Corey and his family just journeyed to Belize for some serious Neotropical bird looking!

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.