Every day may be Mother’s Day if you love your mom or are a mom that’s loved, but this weekend marks the official observance of the holiday. We can all look forward to lots of breakfasts and brunches, plenty of traveling to visit beloved matriarchs, and maybe even a spa day or two. But have you considered taking your mother bird watching this weekend? Mother’s Day bird walks are staples for some organizations and bird clubs. If you can’t find any walks scheduled in your area, take mom out yourself… after all, what she really wants is to spend time with her family! Just be sure to let her use the good binoculars! Where will you be this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below!

Neither Corey nor I know exactly where we’ll be birding this weekend, but you can bet spicy spring migrants will feature prominently in our respective plans. Plus, we’re putting together something very special for our readers next week…

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!

Gorgeous sunset over Tern Island, Hawaii; Great Frigatebirds and Red-footed Boobies in foreground
(Don’t miss the rest of Duncan’s amazing sky and bird shots from Tern Island!)

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.