Much of the United States labors under what is being called a heat dome, and that doesn’t even touch on the flames being set off by our political conventions. As the temperatures rise, I like to think about crisp blue glaciers, like the ones I saw ages ago in Alaska. But then I recall all those wasted opportunities and how I wasn’t even birding back then; the way I feel hardly qualifies as cool.

I’ll be enjoying the heat here in Rochester, where temps never get too high. Corey will be doing the same while camping in the Northern Catskills. 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.