I don’t know about you, but for me summer has always stood apart from the other seasons. No doubt, the cessation of school does a lot to distinguish summer, but of course those long, hot days promise so much more than just the absence of academics. This time of year might not mean much for birding depending on where in the world you live, but if you find yourself in a temperate zone north of the Equator, you might love this season as much as I do. This weekend represents your last chance this year to enjoy summer fun before the season officially starts, so make the most of it!

What are you doing this weekend and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below!

Corey and I will both be pursuing low-key activities mostly unrelated to the observation of avifauna. Obviously, we always keep at least one eye open for birds… don’t you? 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!

Gorgeous skies over ‘Eua National Park in the Kingdom of Tonga

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.