Now that the Great Backyard Bird Count is over, the time has come to dream of birds beyond the boundaries of our backyards, birds in other, more distant yards. Many of you have already taken winter trips to escape the tyranny of the polar vortex or whatever weather pattern has worn out its welcome in your part of the world. If you haven’t traveled recently, no time is better than now. After all, before long, migrants will soon be invading your airspace; you don’t want to miss that excitement, do you?

Maybe trips are on my mind because I’m in an airport en route to Hong Kong. Yes, I will be enjoying some epic Asian birding this weekend. Corey will make do with the adequate fare offered in another world city, NYC. Bet my birds are better…

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!

The photo at the top of this post is from Adam’s awesome post on seeing a Snow Leopard hunt.

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.