February was a fun month for us at 10,000 Birds. While Charlie continued to globe-trot (that is a verb, isn’t it?) as usual, Corey and I both got a taste of the international ecotourism circuit. In order to properly unpack out Central American adventures, we’ve declared March Mesoamerican Month hereabouts. We hope you’ll follow along and learn about a truly sensational section of the world. But enough about us… what are you doing this weekend and will you be watching birds? Share your plans in the comments below.
If all goes well, not only will I be watching the Watchmen this weekend but I may also be laying eyes on a new (for me) species of owl, Saw-whet. Corey will be remembering birds past as he recovers from his two weeks of rambling through Honduras. Charlie… I have no idea where Charlie will be this weekend but I warrant he’s got some fascinating tales to tell.
Wherever you are this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday…
Enjoy this view of Lago de Atitlán in the Guatemalan Highlands
Great view. That must be birding nirvana, not to mention the great water views. I’m surprised you found a break in the jungle.
Thanks, Robert. Actually, there were a number of breaks where locals cultivated corn. There’s also an excellent viewing platform about halfway up the volcano, perfect for collapsing in exhaustion!
And yes, this was birding nirvana. I snapped that shot on the way down from seeing the Horned Guan.
Love birding, with the spring migration coming it will perfect for “spying” on them. Great photo!
Didn’t there used to be an endemic species of grebe that lived that that lake?
Yes, Nate, but the Atitlan Grebe is lost to history.
We will be birding in the southern parts of Maine this weekend. Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles are being seen down there now. Maybe pick out a few more migrant species.
Great photo for skywatch, well done.
Was there many years ago and thought it was the most beautiful place I had ever seen.
This is beautiful and serene…a wonderful setting for meditating.
Birding inside this weekend! Have to give a lecture ’bout Panama Monday night, and well, it’s not q u i t e finished….
Great skywatch scene, a wonderful place to go birding.
I shall be watching birds in my back yard I do it every day so dont spose this weekend will be much different I aint been up to much since before Christmas.I have had a few trips out but only realy for skywatch shots or hospital trips XXX Don