October in the Northern Hemisphere is a glorious time of transformation. Not only do devoted leaf peepers fully come into their own this month, wildlife watchers have no dearth of diversions. The only way to enjoy October is to immerse yourself in it, especially during its warmer weekends.

Following my own advice, I’m hoping to get in a autumn hike somewhere the birds are flying. Shouldn’t be too hard, considering how active many migrants are right now. Corey will pinball from Saugerties to NYC, looking for rarities all the while. 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!

Keep your eyes to the skies (or the television)… you may see a soaring Seahawk
(and if you don’t know what I mean, a Seahawk is an Osprey!)

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.