Neither labor nor the rights of the American working class are all that popular these days, 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. 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.

Migrants are on the move in New York so Corey and I will both be out there beating the upstate bushes for birds. But first, I’m going to the New York State Fair… wonder what they’re deep-frying this year!

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!


Oh to be on the paramo frolicking with Ecuadorian Hillstars at Antisana Ecological Reserve

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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.