Happy New Year! How’s your head feeling this morning? Are you as thrilled about what 2009 holds in store as we here at 10,000 Birds are? New years present new opportunities if you’re willing to seize them.  Are you? What are you doing this first weekend of 2009 and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!

I’ll be celebrating the new year by getting a head start on my 2009 life list. I anticipate a run to Sodus Bay to see if the King Eiders that have been hanging around are still accessible.  It’s a safe bet that Corey will be birding in the new year as well, since he’s breaking in some new optics that we can’t wait to tell you about. Charlie will be in Bangkok of all places, hopefully having a good time!

Whatever you do this weekend, make time to enjoy Sky Watch Friday

Keep your eyes to the skies for parrots like these Monk Parakeets from the Bronx
(…and come back for the unbelievable content we have planned throughout PARROT MONTH on 10,000 Birds!)


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.