Ambrose Bierce, one of my literary heroes, crafted a supremely cynical lexicon called The Devil’s Dictionary. Though it’s over 100 years old, the work still has teeth and is worth a read. I’ve been considering a similar work called The Birder’s Dictionary.  The first entry I have in mind is the definition of the word doldrums… July! If you’ve been birding in the Northern Hemisphere’s temperate zones for any length of time, you know what I’m talking about. Do you have anything else snarky to add to The Birder’s Dictionary?

Corey and I are both birding locally in our respective localities this weekend. For me, that might entail exploring how many birds occupy the area around my hammock. 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!

Considering how hot many parts of the world have been lately, keep your eyes to the skies for vultures!
(And learn from Adam Riley about how many of Africa’s vultures are in danger)

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.