Don’t you wish this was your backyard?

Ready to spend this weekend gazing adoringly at the ones you love? Perfect, because the Great Backyard Bird Count has begun! The GBBC stands as one of the most important and easy international citizen science initiatives. Just pay attention to a patch or yard for a few days and log your sightings. What a simple yet profound way to contribute to our collective understanding of bird behavior and distribution. Get involved!

I plan to check out my mother-in-law’s rural feeders, which are far more productive than my suburban ones. Corey, as an urbanite, has to make to with a balcony or his neighbors’ roofs! How about you? Where will you be watching backyard birds this weekend? 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.