While most of the world’s avian interest turns to colly birds, French hens, and partridges in pear trees, some enlightened souls appreciate birds for more than strictly utilitarian reasons. During this season and every other, being a birder is awesome because our gifts keep on giving!

Weather permitting, I’ll be rambling out in search of winter ducks or to see if I can fill in any last holes on a terrific 2018 year list. Corey will be combing coastal Queens for additions to his own year’s tally. 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!

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.