Labor and the rights of the American working class may have fallen into disrepute lately, but the Labor Day Weekend maintains nearly unanimous support. I’m still unabashedly in favor of this three-day sendoff to the season of sun and sand, though I’d like it more if it didn’t mark the official end of summer. Plus, I haven’t even had a chance to wear white shoes this year! On the bright side, countless millions of kids will be grumbling their way back to school next week. Huzzah!  So how are you spending this two- or three-day weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

I didn’t benefit whatsoever from Hurricane Irene, which means the universe still owes me some awesome birds. Maybe I’ll hang around Lake Ontario and wait for some storm-petrels or skuas to blow in! Corey would like to be chasing grasspipers, but after his hurricane-birding marathon this past Sunday he’ll likely be birding locally on Saturday morning.

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 (or worst if you’re so inclined!)

Enjoy blue skies over idyllic landscapes, like Matiu / Somes Island in New Zealand
(Click on the photo to read Duncan Wright’s report from this slice of heaven and find out what major motion picture is currently being filmed here!)

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.