I know of no other day of the year when a larger percentage of Americans are likely to be eating the same foods, unless Halloween candy or Independence Day barbecue counts. Too many of us focus on the turkey, but bird watchers know that Meleagris gallopavo means so much more than a meal, no matter how stuffed and savory. By the same token, Thanksgiving and this weekend represent much more than food and football (unless, like me, those are what you’re really looking forward to!)
Corey and I will both be spending long weekends with our respective families and the avifauna in their respective areas. While Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November is a uniquely American observance, everyone around the world can play along by answering these questions:
1. What are you doing this weekend and will you be birding?
2. What birds or bird sightings this year have you been most thankful for?