White-tailed Kite

It’s official. The calendar has finally caught up to what birds have known for a while: a new season has sprung! Even better, this is a migratory season, one which will feature months of avian excitement. Do you love to observe massive, diverse flocks of raptors, waterfowl, or passerines on the move? If so, the good times are rolling right now.

The good news in my part of the world is that interesting raptors are already funneling through Braddock Bay. The bad news, however, is the snow in this weekend’s forecast, though that might not stop me from checking out the scene. Nothing stops Corey from combing the coast of Queens for the season’s newest arrivals. 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.