Our celebration of mothers during the first Sunday of May finds symmetry in the natural world, where so many maternal-minded birds are building nests or protecting eggs. Those of us enjoying a glorious spring can see signs of rebirth all around. None of this happens without moms, so find one to celebrate (or accept celebration yourself) this weekend. And go birding!

I hardly need to go anywhere with the cavalcade of tasty species visiting my feeder every day. Nonetheless, you’ll find me out and about, hopefully racking up lots of FOY warblers! Corey has a headstart on me in that regard, but that won’t deter him from soaking up the best of spring migration in Queens and surrounding areas. 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.