We’re a couple of weeks into 2011 now, so take a moment to reassess. Have you lived the last two weeks like you’d like to live this year? For example, have you spent as much time enjoying nature (shoveling snow may or may not count depending on your attitude!) as you should? As all great coaches say, “You play like you practice.” If you want to win big during spring migration, get your reps in now! Where exactly will you be this weekend and how will you fit in bird watching? Share your plans in the comments below!

I’m hoping to find a stray Bohemian Waxwing in the Rochester area this weekend, assuming the temperatures exceed single digits. Corey will be birding in upstate NY while visiting his folks, hoping for birds he can’t see in NYC.

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!

Look up in the sky… it’s a (Heermann’s) gull!

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.