Americans celebrate our nation’s independence the same way we observe most other holidays: three-day weekend! Not that we really need three whole days to tally all the common birds of backyards, county fairs, and waterfronts…

I’ll be enjoying the long weekend down in Allegheny County, while Corey will do the same up in Ulster County. 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.