We’re almost a month into summer around here and I’m ready to relax. Too bad there’s so much to do in July! Where are you watching birds this weekend? Comment below on the excitement you have planned!

I and a small army of friends and family will, as is our tradition in the third weekend of July, be building an enormous chicken out of wood and hay, stuffing it with fireworks, and lighting it on fire. I don’t suppose any of you will be doing that, will you? Corey plans to roll out the red carpet for rare shorebirds at Jamaica Bay so if you’re a Ruff or avocet in the NYC area, do stop by and say hi.  Charlie is off to Abuja, Nigeria with hopes of seeing African Blue Flycatcher and Red-vented Malimbe, what ever a malimbe is.

Whether you’re burning a giant chicken or not, be sure to celebrate Sky Watch Friday

Love those puffy clouds!

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.