Friends, birders, countrymen (and women)– lend me your ears. I come not to praise winter, but to bury it. Those of us occupying the boreal half of the planet can give Old Man Winter an exuberant sendoff this weekend, while you on the austral side can say so long to summer. How will you be observing the last weekend of winter (or summer) and will you be birding? Share your plans in the comments below.
This weekend will be busy for me, and not just because I consider St. Patrick’s Day a reasonable excuse for rowdy behavior (as if I needed one.) For the last 8 years, March 17 has meant much more to me that beer and bad food. That’s when we celebrate Masemas, the birthday of my son. Since these celebrations tend to last many days, I don’t foresee much birding! Corey, who also needs no excuse but injustice for rowdy behavior, will be staying local in NYC.
hatever 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!
Oh to be in KwaZulu-Natal, gazing upon the mighty Drakensberg Mountains!
Learn about why South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal should be on your short list of trips from Adam Riley
I have been having good birding at coastal sites in NYC, especially with wintering waterfowl, so I’ll go to Jamaica Bay NWR.
Regards and best wishes
Hoping to get some more early migrants on my 2012 list at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary here in Calgary. It’s a decent standby, and definitely one of the better places to go within the city limits to get a huge range of species.
Good birding everyone!
Very beautiful photos for SWF!Well done!Have a nice weekend!
A couple I’ve never met contacted me via the now-defunct Birdstack site, and said they were coming to Dallas for meetings and would I like to take them birding! Upon further investigation it turns out we work for the same outfit, even though I had never heard of them! So they are flying to Dallas from Benin, West Africa and we’re getting up way too early on Saturday morning to have a BBQ picnic breakfast at Cedar Hill state park then on to the Ft. Worth sewer drying ponds. I’ve never gone birding with pros before, so I hope I can keep up. (And I hope they remember that I’ve got the car, not them!)
Oxley Nature Center and Redbud Valley Nature Preserve!
what a view!
I will be at Jamaica Bay WR again. I was there today to take some pictures of the Osprey’s that arrived on Tuesday.
Keeping an eye on the sky above Heidelberg/Germany. There’s got to be a Black Stork for me somewhere…
Mike- wishing you and your family a happy Masemas!
I wish I were in KwaZulu-Natal but will probably be checking out seeding bamboo on Poas Volcano, Costa Rica.
I have birds eating out of my hands this week… http://fair-isle.blogspot.com/2012/03/kiss-birds-siskin-first-of-year-and-its.html
Mescalero Apache Reservation – Inn of the Mountain Gods in the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico. Turkey Vultures and Zone tailed Hawks should be arriving any day now.
This is perfect for a competition on my photoblog this week. If you are interested check it out here. http://thedustycellarshoots.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-competition-sky-in-landscape.html