This last week has provided me a stark reminder of how volatile October weather can be in some places. Much of Central America, for example, has been fairly inundated by endless rain. That information doesn’t usually impact a New Yorker like me, but since I just got back from Costa Rica I found the inclement conditions highly relevant. So when I ask each week what you’re doing during the coming weekend, feel free to explain that your weekend will likely be ruined by the coming blizzard/monsoon/tsunami. Weather isn’t a boring topic when it’s extreme! So what are you doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

After eking out as many avian species as possible during my short, wet trip last week, I’m taking this weekend off! Corey, on the other hand, will be doing enough for the both of us. Among the many highlights of his coming weekend, the Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding Conference features prominently. Corey will be joining a multitude of bird educators from the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region to discuss effective outreach to promote birding to more diverse audiences. Along the way, look for Corey at hotspots in Cape May and John Heinz NWR.

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!

When the clouds break in the Costa Rican highlands, look for rainbows!

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.