Summer is well and truly upon us, isn’t it? School’s out, heat’s on, and there’s a whole lot going on up above us. Too bad I’ll be moving this weekend and thus unable to appreciate what promises to be a lovely weekend. Corey and Charlie will probably be enjoying themselves, but since those bums aren’t helping me move, I can’t get too excited about their plans! You however, my dear reader, are someone through whom I might vicariously enjoy avian-oriented adventure. So where are you going birding this weekend? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!

If you’re anywhere north of say, the Tropic of Capricorn, you may find yourself close to a coast this weekend. If you are so fortunate, keep an eye out for shorebirds. One of the easiest shorebirds to identify in flight is the Willet, as featured below. Of course, while mentally steeling yourself to scan the skies for shorebirds and whatnot this weekend, you should be sure to indulge in Sky Watch Friday!

Willets in flight by Charlie Moores
To make sure you recognize Willets in flight, check out Charlie’s awesome ID post 

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.