Three weekends into this new year, I still can’t make sense of it. If you live in the northeastern United States, you may be wondering if you’ll ever see winter again. If you live along the coast of Alaska’s Prince William Sound, on the other hand, you may wonder if you’ll make it to spring!

The birds this year seem to be as unpredictable as the weather, at least in Corey’s immediate vicinity. If the pelagic vessel he’s booked for out of Long Island actually leaves port, I expect reports of New York’s first penguins and prions! I shan’t be leaving terrestrial New York this weekend, but hope to see flocks of rarities turn up at a local sports bar… that might be my only chance of getting any quality birding in.  What will you be doing this weekend and where 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!

Keep your eyes to the skies for stormy weather!
Rain finally rolls into Australia’s Roebuck Bay (photo by Clare Morton)

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.