In every temperate zone comes a moment in spring and a similar one in fall when, all of a sudden, POOF… like magic, the migrants are gone. Maybe you live somewhere reliable for rarities, in which case that unfortunate time may not fall for some time yet. But other locales, closer to the poles and further from the coast, may see migration drying up already, perhaps even over entirely. Do a little research into this topic this weekend and report back…

I’ll be up to my neck in both work and chilly rain, neither of which presage a good weekend of wildlife watching. Corey, however, is more intrepid than I am, so he’s likely to drum up some birding business in the NYC area. 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.