The sun shines over Deep Bay, Hong Kong’s shorebirding playground

What is more restful for a birder than the weekend after a big birding trip? Obviously, when we’re away from home on extended journeys, various tasks and issues accumulate in our absence. But mundanities and minutia are easier to handle while reminiscing about avian adventures. Part of being a birder entails dealing daily with that gnawing realization that, at any given moment, birds are out there that need to be seen. That pressure lets up, ever so slightly, every so briefly, during the days after you’ve seen big deal birds.

On that note, my Swarovskis are smoking after brilliant birding adventures in Hong Kong and Macau. I shan’t be birding this weekend but will try to work on a mega trip report. Corey, on the other hand, will be birding somewhere fun. 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.