Keep your eyes to the skies for your national bird, long may it soar!

Citizens of other nations may live differently, but we in the United States enjoy a preponderance of long weekends. That must be why this is the greatest nation on earth, right? Ha, I kid! We’re great for lots of reasons, but long weekends help a lot. Happy Independence Day to all of our fellow Americans!

Corey and I will be enjoying American avifauna all across the greatest state in this proud nation. 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.