It’s on now, isn’t it? Blossoms are blooming, gardens are greening, and birds are moving, assuming you live in the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re south of the equator, avifauna is still on the march but your world is turning in a different direction. In any case, now is the time to be out and about celebrating the mad dash of May. With both Mother’s Day and International Migratory Bird Day on the calendar, you shouldn’t be at a loss for things to do! What will you be doing this weekend and will it involve birding? Share your plans in the comments below.

Mother’s Day and the Rochester Lilac Festival are certain to feature prominently in my weekend plans but I do hope to investigate the Bird Coalition of Rochester’s 7th Annual Festival celebration of International Migratory Bird Day at Braddock Bay. Corey should be packing this weekend for his thrilling expedition to Kasakhstan (!) but will no doubt fit a frenzy of spring birding in as well. Charlie should be out birding but has his nose to the grindstone to make sure 10,000 Birds Puerto Rico Month brings tons of attention to the “51st State” and home to sensational Caribbean birds.

Whatever your plans this weekend, make time to enjoy SkyWatch Friday


A view of the Caribbean from a fort in Old San Juan, PR
(Visit daily in May for amazing articles about Puerto Rico)

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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.