Is migration over already? Well, not completely but a lot of birds have hunkered down. One one side of the Earth, we’ve got winter birds while on the other side, we’re watching resident breeders… those chicks grow up so quickly, don’t they? So where are you going birding this weekend? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!

Corey and I are escaping to the island, Long Island that is, in search of groovy goatsuckers like Whip-poor-wills and Chuck-will’s-widows. I expect we’ll see quite a bit more than that too. Where will Charlie be? One of the great things about our great friend is that he can turn up just about anywhere British Airways flies, so keep you eyes out!

While gearing up to watch the skies this weekend (maybe you’ll see amazing birds in flight like these aerialists at Sandy Hook, NJ) be sure to indulge in Sky Watch Friday

Turkey Vulture
Watch the skies for ominous carrion eaters, like this Turkey Vulture (photo by Mike)

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.