During the holidays, one good tern deserves another.

Now that the holidays are truly upon us, scheduling birding excursions can be tough. But, surprisingly, the Yule season is as rich in birds as it is in good cheer. Obviously, we enjoy Christmas Bird Counts galore, but Santa also comes calling with not one, not two, but Twelve Days of Christmas, many of which are attended by special birds in specific numbers. If you were nice this year, maybe you’ll get lucky and see some of them!

I’ll be running hither and yon for holiday festivities this weekend, as will Corey. 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!

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.