We’re entering the home stretch of the calendar year with just one more month to go before 2013. December tends to be a hectic month with lots of end-of-year business activity interrupting our holiday preparation and celebration. My advice for a peaceful December is to avoid malls on the weekends… go birding instead!

Despite my advice, I don’t expect to get out in nature this weekend due to a deluge of work to do before my big trip next week (which I don’t believe I’ve mentioned yet…) Corey, on the other hand, will be birding his way around Long Island and heading upstate on Saturday and then heading way upstate in search of Adirondack specialties on Sunday. I expect he’ll see enough birds for both of us.  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!

Keep your eyes to the skies for birds that shouldn’t be there
(Click on the photo to find out what these vagrants are and where they were found!)

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.