north carolina, nature, birding

For people who get caught up in the commercial hysteria of the holiday season, mid-November represents the calm before the storm. In a sense, this period represents the same for birders. Caught between two seasons, we have a new bounty of birds to look forward to. The change in avifauna is nearly complete, so if you’re looking for a moment to catch your breath, this may be it.

I’m intrigued by a recent report of a local Snowy Owl, but not so tempted as to chase it yet. I’ll probably stay close to home and try to figure out why birds appear to be shunning our feeder. Corey never takes a break from birding, so stakeout a choice rarity and you may spot him at the scene. 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.