Keep your eyes to the skies… maybe you’ll see pelicans!
(Australian Pelicans over Lake Bindegolly by Clare Morton)

Welcome to spring, all you denizens of the Northern Hemisphere! To the austral members of our audience, I bid a happy fall. Has anyone noticed great changes in your local avifauna over the last day or two? Probably not. Seasons, like species, have far fuzzier boundaries than many of us would like. But that ambiguity only adds to the fun, so enjoy these nascent days of a new season…

I’ll be experiencing early spring on the go as I rush from place to place this weekend. Corey will take a more measured approach as he scours Queens and Nassau County for the first wave of the vernal vanguard. 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.