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…)

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.