Saint Augustine famously asserted, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Sometimes I think the world is a field guide. Only through travel can you truly appreciate all the plates!

I’m still in Israel, planning to cap off our adventure by exploring the Dead Sea and some live birds. Corey will be returning from Puerto Rico and may need several days to re-acclimate to New York winter conditions. 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!

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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.