Migration mania is upon us in the world’s temperate zones. It doesn’t really matter what I say here: most of you are too busy chasing peregrinating passerines! So where are you birding this weekend and will you be doing anything else? 🙂 Share your plans in the comments below.
I have a new binocular harness I’m very excited to try out (the S4 LockDown Optics Deployment System) so getting out in the midst of migration will provide the perfect field test. Speaking of tests, Corey will be at Cape May, NJ to help the Swarovski Optik team take the Swarovski Carbon Footprint Cup in the 28th Annual World Series of Birding. Honestly, though, he’ll just be trying to survive the first ever (so far as we know) birding triathlon and not fall off a bike, capsize a kayak, or trip over his own feet!
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! And while you’re here, why not enjoy our awesome Wood Warbler Week?
Only a gorgeous sunset off the coast of Broome, Australia compares the fiery orange of a Blackburnian Warbler’s throat. Broome is also a perfect place to spot Beach Stone-curlews, which are pretty cool for non-warblers.
Mono Lake, California!
I’ll be birding along with Birdchick Sharon Stiteler and BWD’s Bill Thompson III at the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival!!! It’s practically in my backyard. This will be my first bird festival ever, so I’m excited and curious.
Great skywatch capture. I especially like how the sun is reflected
Liz @ A Simple Life
Amazing picture! It is a perfect sunset:)
Beautiful photo full of colour, that reallly is a unique part of the world for sky watching, thanks for sharing
Wonderful photo for SWF!Have a nice weekend!
I will be out with Birds Australia surveying for endangered Orange-bellied Parrots.
I’ll be leading my regular weekly birdwalk at Coachella Valley Preserve, near Palm Springs CA. We step off early as it will be hot as the hours roll on. A few weeks ago we found a Hooded Oriole, a Lazuli Bunting and 6 Black-headed Grosbeaks.
Heidelberg playgrounds with my son. Hoping for another migrant raptor or two. Last week’s Montague’s harrier is unlikely to be topped any time soon, though.
I need to get that binocular harness! I will probably be birding/guiding a small group at the Villablanca cloud forest reserve near San Ramon.
I’ll be out in Dutchess County, NY with the Waterman Bird Club for Census Day.
This is just great. Beautiful!
Indeed gorgeous sunset shot. Liked the reflection of the sun on the beach. Beautifully captured.