The first weekend of a New Year feels like Christmas all over again for birders all around the world eager to begin new year lists. Even the first bird of a new year feels fun. What was yours?

I’ll be racking up fresh 2016 species on the road from NYC to Rochester. Corey is coming back to NYC to make that Queens list pop. 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.