Keeps your eyes to the skies. Maybe you’ll see albatrosses!

Many civilized nations choose the third weekend in June to honor fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.  In response, many fathers elect to celebrate their paternity by ditching their progeny. Is this civilized behavior? I wouldn’t go that far but will point out that you’ll see a lot more birds if you leave the kids at home!

I, on the other hand, will drag my spawn out into the wild for birds and adventure; wanna take bets on whether we encounter either? Corey will, as ever, wear his twin hats of dutiful parent and dutiful birder.
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.