While the autumnal equinox is still more that a month away, for most of us, summer is almost over. Have you accomplished what you meant to this summer? I have, but now I’m too exhausted to do anything else! How about you?  Where are you going this weekend and will you be watching birds? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!

I’m finally home for a weekend but will be entertaining guests, and thus unable to appreciate more than my backyard birds. Charlie will be back from Hong Kong and gearing up for Nigeria and who knows where else. Corey will be birding in an undisclosed location; if you spot him out on the trail, keep it quiet!

As you prepare for yet another outstanding August weekend, be sure to celebrate Sky Watch Friday

Great Black Backed Gull by Corey
Watch the skies for giant gulls, like this Great Black-backed Gull (photo by Corey)

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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.