Ah, sweet summer, how I love you, despite your lack of migratory birds. Henry James understood how sweet this time of year can be in the Northern Hemisphere: “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Can you think of two more beautiful words?

I’ll be birding around Western New York this weekend. I expect to spot my first nightjar of the year any day now. Corey will be keeping it real around coastal Queens. 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.