Andean Rainforest

You don’t have to participate in Birding Rally Challenge in Northern Peru the to enjoy epic skies over the Andean rainforest, but if you do, you’re likely to also see millions of epic birds like Alfredo did!

Those of us enjoying summer in the Northern Hemisphere know that summer usually but not always spells vacation, which usually but not always spells travel to exciting new locations. Those of us who enjoy looking at birds now and again know that new and exciting new locations usually harbor new and exciting avifauna. Just the prospect of new birds gets the adrenaline going, doesn’t it? No matter when your next trip is, you can follow Duncan’s sage advice and begin enjoying the journey now by studying up on all those lovely new birds. But I hope your next big trip is coming up soon!

Corey is prepping for a thrilling trip to Trinidad and Tobago. I doubt he’ll have as good a time as I did last year at Asa Wright with my buddies Larry Lebowitz and Mark Hedden at Caligo Ventures and assorted other birding hooligans, but I know he’ll do his best. So while he studies his field guides this weekend, I’ll just sit and simmer in envy!

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.