Happy Day of the Dead! Don’t panic… this is not the first day of the inexplicably-trendy Zombie Apocalypse. El Dia de los Muertos is a splendid Mexican holiday that should be celebrated by remembering friends and family who have died, eating delicious food, and admiring Mexican warblers.

I haven’t had much luck spotting rarities at the lakeshore, but am keeping my ears open for new sightings of Evening and Pine Grosbeaks, both of which have been popping up in Western New York. Corey will continue to sift through the carnage of Hurricane Sandy for storm-tossed pelagics. 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!

In Mexico, the skies are filled with parrots!
(These particular beauties are Military Macaws observed by Jeff Gordon)

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.