Tomorrow is the first day of June, yet the complaints have already started. Have you heard them yet?

“Now that migration is over, all I can do is look for local breeders.”

“I guess I’ll go to the beach… maybe I’ll see a shearwater or something.”

“Summer (birding) sucks!”

Wah wah wah. Summer happens to be one of my favorite seasons, except for the whining. If you are a birder feeling bereft now that May has passed, take this opportunity to reorient and restructure your priorities, at least for the next couple of months. Look on the bright side: before you know it, we’ll all be awash in baby birds!

Corey will no doubt be looking for breeding birds or shearwaters off the coast of Queens. I’m not nearly as jaded as he is, so you’ll find me surrounded by common breeding birds like catbirds and mockingbirds. 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!

Enjoy blue skies above your favorite body of water. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll spend some time at a crater lake!
(Find out what Duncan saw at Lake Eacham, a crater lake in Queensland’s Atherton Tableland)

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.