Another phenological page has turned, landing us in what proves to be a fairly slow birding season from pole to pole… unless you actually live close to the Arctic Circle, which is bustling right now. But the next month or so affords excellent opportunities to enjoy long, lingering moments with your current crop of avian residents. A new season deserves a new commitment to exploration and observation, no matter how short-lived that enthusiasm may be!

The endless rain and chill blanketing my part of the world appears to be lifting, which means my delayed Father’s Day hike along the lake may be back on. Corey will undoubtedly wrangle something exciting out of a slow summer birding season in coastal Queens. 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.