The incredible Chimney Bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario, home of abundant Bank Swallows

With all due respect to the South Americans, Africans, and Antipodeans lamenting the loss of daylight, SUMMER IS HERE! The Northern Hemisphere is basking in maximum sunlight, affording everyone more time to chase birds and whatever else people do during the day. Live it up while it lasts!

The Rochester International Jazz Festival just blew into town, which will probably blow most of my weekend away but I foresee some time outdoors. Corey will be scouring Queens for those ever-more-unlikely additions to his county list. 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.