If you haven’t noticed, the holidays are upon us.  Don’t worry… there’s still time to panic! But Yuletide celebrations herald more than just egg nog, latkes, and Secret Santa swaps. One of the historic highlights of this season for bird watchers is the Christmas Bird Count! Are you participating in any CBCs this year?

I’m headed down to NYC this weekend, where I have a date with a Bronx Barnacle Goose. That bird better be there when I arrive! Corey is in California, where he has a date with Seagull Steve, biographer of the infamous Felonious JiveHow 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!

Thai sunrise by Duncan Wright
Sunrise over Bang Pra in Bangkok
(Can you believe how many brilliant birds Duncan saw in just one morning during his layover here?)

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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.