One aspect of summer I absolutely love is the break from the routine. Obviously, that means a lot of things in a lot of contexts, but here, of course, I’m talking about birding. North of the equator, schools will be letting out for the summer and families will be packing up for adventure. Exotic locales make for exotic birding and even the most mundane territory can astound the first time visitor. How does summer look for you?
Travel is definitely on my mind because Corey and I are both off to explore new parts of the world this weekend. I won’t tell you where we’ll be, but if you follow the blog, you’ll find out soon enough. Suffice to say, we’ll each have a lot to share once we’re back! 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!
Azure skies over the Okavango Delta of Botswana
(Ever seen a Pel’s Fishing Owl? James Currie has…)
I’m making an attempt on Red Rocks again, so I should have lots of pictures of fur seals next week!
Such a lovely post! Great to see this!
a very picturesque location looking over the lily-pads
No birding voer the weekend. Instead, I’ll be getting prepared (e.g. learning the taxonomic order of birds in my field guide 🙂 ) for my trip to Eastern Kazakhstan next week.
I cant wait to see where you guys go birding! Summer for me in Costa Rica generally means more rain but the cloudy weather also translates to higher bird activity. On Saturday, I will be birding in moist forest near the University of Peace while giving a Basics of Birding course.
@Pat: you are surely aware that one day in CR will net you more species than 10 days in Kazakhstan? Wanna trade? 🙂
No new parts of the world or exotic places to explore for me. Weather permitting, I’ll be leading a two-hour bird walk for the Berks County (Pennsylvania) Parks department on Sunday. I do this walk every year and while the birds there are generally the common ones, they are often new to the people who come out for my walk.
Will shoot for Cove Island Preserve in Stamford, CT…one of my favorite places to bird! Maybe the Painted Bunting will make another surprise appearance but if it does i might just be dreaming…enjoy all!