I don’t know about you, but I’ve been barraged by some of those April Showers the poets love to dwell on. I’m also buried by a bunch of birthdays. Birds, on the other hand, are just beginning to build up in numbers. Spring migration has most likely manifested in some form or another everywhere on the planet. The fun this time of year comes in parsing out the phenological signs! What will you be doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below!

My busy weekend may preclude me from doing more than admiring the new visitors to my feeders; perhaps I’ll find the time to figure out how many lifers and new ABA birds added on my recent Texas trip! Corey plans on visiting his folks up in the Saugerties area rather than chronicle minute seasonal shifts in Queens avifauna… what is wrong with him?

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 for awesome seabirds like this Great Frigatebird by Duncan Wright!

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.