November is commonly thought, at least by me, to be a boring birding month in the temperate parts of North America. However, this month actually offers a lot of unexpected birds including vagrants that may have established their remote wintering grounds. The chance of a serious rarity along with the massive influx of finches from the boreal reaches should inspire Northern Hemisphere wildlife watchers to get out this weekend. Those of you in the Southern Hemisphere shouldn’t need an excuse to get out in late spring!

I’m keeping my eyes open locally for exciting irrupters like the Common Redpolls that turned up in my yard this morning. Corey is also staying very local and very loco. 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!


Beautiful skies over beautiful Rooiels in Cape Town
(If you think this view is sweet,  you should see the amazing birds!)

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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.